S.773 - Cybersecurity Act of 2009

A bill to ensure the continued free flow of commerce within the United States and with its global trading partners through secure cyber communications, to provide for the continued development and exploitation of the Internet and intranet communications for such purposes, to provide for the development of a cadre of information technology specialists to improve and maintain effective cybersecurity defenses against disruption, and for other purposes. view all titles (4)

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  • Short: Cybersecurity Act of 2010 as reported to senate.
  • Official: A bill to ensure the continued free flow of commerce within the United States and with its global trading partners through secure cyber communications, to provide for the continued development and exploitation of the Internet and intranet communications for such purposes, to provide for the development of a cadre of information technology specialists to improve and maintain effective cybersecurity defenses against disruption, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Popular: Cybersecurity Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Cybersecurity Act of 2009 as introduced.

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Koristar 02/07/2010 4:00pm

(Copied over from: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h4061/show comment section… doh)

This is ridiculous! Where the heck is the government reset button??

My Bill of Rights, My United States Constitutional Right!
Let’s review:

Amendment I

Freedoms, Petitions, Assembly

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

This Cybersecurity Bill will give the government the right to abridge( to cut short ) our freedom of speech on the internet by banning me, you … anybody they want, whenever they want! Congress men and women took a constitutional oath to protect our rights. Will they really break their oath? I hope that my United States Congress will have the wisdom to throw this bill in the trash can.

Anonymous 02/04/2010 8:52am

http://www.reasontofreedom.com/america_will_strike_april_15_2008.html

WilShiang 01/31/2010 3:45pm
in reply to cweller Jan 28, 2010 2:36pm

exactly. This seems to be a gross violation of constitutional rights. This is something only democrats would try to pull…

cweller 01/28/2010 2:36pm

First steps for both Mussolini and Hitler – Seize the radio waves.

Anonymous 01/24/2010 10:37am

http://www.prisonplanet.com/call-for-immediate-arrest-of-5-supreme-court-justices-for-treason.html

Anonymous 01/23/2010 6:05am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooSRh7V68uk

Anonymous 01/22/2010 8:33am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKL8BpgJexg

Anonymous 01/19/2010 12:05pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0i4sJqHPUk

Anonymous 01/19/2010 7:28am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_-nLI5w4Pk………………………..NO GUNS NO FREEDOM..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!YOU SUIT BOYS ARE IN SERIOUS TROUBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

xander1776 01/04/2010 5:24am

Remember Katrina disaster & 2nd NRA is Suing Your pants off expect the same if you ever passed this

xander1776 01/04/2010 5:21am

Remember Katrina disaster & 2nd NRA is Seeing Your pants off expect the same if you ever passed this

xander1776 01/04/2010 5:21am

The Rockefeller Cyber security bill makes it clear that the president’s authority includes securing our national cyber infrastructure from attack. The section of the bill that addresses this issue, applies specifically to the national response to a severe attack or natural disaster.
[Wording too vague this gives way to much power to feds] NO

Internet companies and civil liberties groups were alarmed this spring when a U.S. Senate bill proposed handing the White House the power to disconnect private-sector computers from the Internet.
I would like to introduce a bill that brings back Canning in the senate and house, We need a few people who know the constitution and want to protect it too give these people a good beating and then throw the constitution on them after their ass is wupped. The first amendment covers this and a natural disaster or severe attack dose not supersede the rights of the of the people or freedom of speech.

xander1776 01/04/2010 5:01am

All I see in this bill, is whole bunch of extra red tap and costs that will be passed on to the tax payer at the federal and state levels and many of us having to pay higher bills to our isp so they can maintain these high standards, I see major motivation in this bill is to hand out billion dollar contracts to our buddies. NO

MrJonson 01/03/2010 3:41pm

I think Americans have to wake up and get this Agent of the NWO out of government. This bill is preparing for when they push the Martial Law button to prevent communication between patriots; which they shall label terrorists because we oppose their World Government Bank.

gosox5555 01/03/2010 4:59am
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in reply to Ocyris Apr 03, 2009 12:55pm

You asked where in the consitution this law is justified. Well, I think I found it:

Article 1, Section 8 of the US Constitution states, while listing the powers of congress:

“To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.”

I would say that they think this law is “necessary and proper.”

JohnLloydScharf 01/02/2010 9:00pm
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in reply to Ocyris Apr 03, 2009 12:55pm

First, it is interstate commerce. Second, the money being budgetted will mean central secure nodes to identify hacker/terrorists. They will be able to declare an emergency to monitor or intercept or stop anything passing through their US government property.

jackofmanytrades 01/02/2010 8:50pm
in reply to Ocyris Apr 03, 2009 12:55pm

I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.

-James Madison (Speech at the Virginia Convention to ratify the Federal Constitution (1788-06-06))

This is one of those silent encroachments and it must be stopped.

BenjaWiz 12/24/2009 4:36pm

such as getting paid more money, etc.

BenjaWiz 12/24/2009 4:36pm

justamick, Why can’t they use the pat act 1,2,3? there are a lot of provisions and or amendments in there for protecting the government agency’s no? or is it your a Republican and are in the field of Information System Security IS and have a vested interest in the bill.

gemma_trimm 12/21/2009 9:07am
in reply to Ocyris Apr 03, 2009 12:55pm

Didn’t you know? Information is commerce and the internet is everywhere so…

ryandsmith 12/20/2009 7:09pm

At the risk of sounding extreme I believe this bill to be evil and against the constitution of the United States. Congress nor the president have the power to control the flow of information to the American public. This bill is an end around to the US constitution.

The US constitution does not allow this kind of bill to become law.

Curly 12/18/2009 9:40am
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in reply to mel Apr 09, 2009 5:16am

Mel is right, we are powerless to do anything non violent to make our representatives listen to us. They will always only look out for themselves.

What we can do:
Vote out all sitting politicians. Elect new ones at every level. That will be the most powerful message we can send. Unfortunately we can only send it every 2 or 4 years.

justamick 12/16/2009 12:06pm
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in reply to BenjaWiz Dec 16, 2009 5:51am

One additional thing, this bill is not suggesting someone besides a qualified Information System Security professional should handle aspects of the GOVERNMENTS IS Security policies. Do you even understand how Government Agencies work? OR are you just another uninformed citizen that bases all of their limited information on hearsay, and baseless information? I find a lot of comments like yours come from people who haven’t the slightest idea how a government agency works.

justamick 12/16/2009 12:00pm
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FYI, this encompasses more than Network Security. Information System Security is an all encompassing concept that covers networks, servers an workstations as well as the domain in which information is shared between all of these systems.

justamick 12/16/2009 11:58am
in reply to BenjaWiz Dec 16, 2009 5:47am

Dont confuse the Patriot Act with this Cyber Security Act. The Patriot act is a gross violation of civil liberties. All it does is exercise more control over Government IS Policies and Procedures.

justamick 12/16/2009 11:53am
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in reply to BenjaWiz Dec 16, 2009 5:51am

Very nice how you completely avoided what I just said… Are you telling me that the Federal Government SHOULD NOT police it’s own agencies? Is THAT what you are saying?

Did you know, that Information System Security IS handled by qualified professionals with certifications like CCSP? Of course you didn’t, because you’re speaking like you know what you’re talking about when you actually have no clue.

Continue to enlighten the rest of us in the lack of knowledge you have in this subject.

justamick 12/16/2009 11:50am
in reply to BenjaWiz Dec 16, 2009 5:47am

You absolutely have no clue what you are talking about AND you don’t make yourself look any better speaking like you do know what you’re talking about.

BenjaWiz 12/16/2009 5:51am

Justamick, Network Security should be taking care of by qualified professionals such as those in the field of networking, etc not BIG Government mandates.

BenjaWiz 12/16/2009 5:47am
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People don’t buy into this Republican fear tactic this card is always played to get their way just like the PATRIOT ACT 1,2,3 which is in it’s current form in violation of our Civil Liberties, Privacy and this bill is no different more government control.

justamick 12/15/2009 6:54am
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in reply to BenjaWiz Nov 17, 2009 8:56am

Another comment from an individual who does not understand the content and scope of this bill.


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