The Cybersecurity Act of 2012 was voted down. I would vote it down as well as I see it as another arm of the Patriot Act. Don’t get me wrong though, I practice CyBeRSeCuRiTy myself running a dedicated hardware firewall. The problem with the Cybersecurity Act is ‘they’ want to manage it and want you and I [tax payers] to fund it. Bullshit. Here’s why … Companies that operate critical infrastructure like power plants (especially nuclear), chemical plants, railroads, etc etc, should not be on a network that is connected to the outside world. All control systems should be off the grid and managed from within. PERIOD ! As far as government systems, they should already have adequate protection from outside intrusions. Of course we know this not to be the case. WHY ?
One thing we have learned in past years, ‘Fear Sells‘>
The next attack, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said in an Oct. 11 speech, could derail passenger trains, spill toxic chemicals or cause widespread blackouts.
“The collective result of these kinds of attacks could be a cyber Pearl Harbor; an attack that would cause physical destruction and the loss of life,” Panetta said. “In fact, it would paralyze and shock the nation.”
I have often wondered when they will go live with their ‘Digital Pearl Harbor’. I’ve wrote before on my old website about this dating back to 2007. I feel time is running out and they will soon be letting the bits and bytes fly to destroy and kill Americans to ‘Shock the Nation’ into submission once again, just as 9/11 did. After all, the economy is still in shambles and the country is falling apart at the seams. They need something to unite and sew it back together. Doing this, and blaming it on oh I guess Iran for their long wanted war will do the trick. It’s how they roll.
They even had a Exercise called Cyber ShockWave which was a simulated cyber attack on the United States on Tuesday, February 16, 2010. Cyber ShockWave was an unprecedented look at how the government would develop a real-time response to a large-scale cyber crisis affecting much of the nation.