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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  • TeaTossserr 11/09/2009 5:25pm

    As Nero fiddled, Rome burned! Will we allow this insult to happen?
    Hear that drum in the background, slowly beating but getting closer/louder? That is a call to action for patriots to once again ensure they are safe from this new form of government tyranny. It’s powers are far too easy to abuse, and too tempting!

    The “handwriting is on the wall” in this bill; who is courageous enough to call-out our “representatives” on this? WHEN THE VOTE IS COUNTED, THE LIST OF SUPPORTERS will be revealing once and forever. And these new POWERS will become next to impossible to ever be changed. THINK ABOUT IT!

    While the issues addressed are valid concerns, of far greater concern should be the additional powers granted SOLELY to the Executive Branch. We should be very, very concerned about these particular powers. They are too easy to abuse, and far more tempting to do so that all the gold in Fort Knox!

  • BenjaWiz 11/17/2009 8:56am

    Bad bill, bad idea vote it down.

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    justamick 12/15/2009 6:54am
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    Another comment from an individual who does not understand the content and scope of this bill.

  • justamick 11/19/2009 6:25pm



    Is the exact reason why this legislation is needed! Wake up people!

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    BenjaWiz 12/01/2009 5:37pm

    justamick Government is too BIG and needs to be stopped but I’m the fool you must love BIG Government tell you what to do , listening to your phone calls etc well most of in America are tired of BIG GOVERNMENT aka BIG BROTHER.

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    justamick 12/04/2009 2:39am

    Wow, that was the most uninformed, ignorant comment, I’ve perhaps, ever seen.

    First, EXPLAIN to me how this bill inflates Big Gov’t? Second of all, did you even READ the article I posted? No? I suggest you go read it.

    Let me explain this to you from an Information System (IS) Security perspective, (yes, I actually have expertise in this as I have a MSM of IS Security), the US Government’s IS is one of the most vital areas. It is of great strategic importance. What do you think happens if a Chinese hacker is able to bring down our Defense Network?!? Or maybe another network infrastructure that is of vital importance to the Government IS infrastructure?

    I’ve said this, I don’t know how many times, this Bill DOES NOT govern the public internet! IT GOVERNS US GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY POLICIES!

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    justamick 12/04/2009 2:40am
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    Oh, and to answer your question, I am NOT for big Gov’t. I am opposed to it. That doesn’t mean that I don’t believe that the government doesn’t have the right to police it’s own agencies in regards to Information System Security.

    Please, make another idiotic, ignorant comment like the one above.

  • BenjaWiz 12/01/2009 5:40pm

    This Government can’t be trusted because they always abuse the powers they are given plain and simple their justamick. NO MORE SPENDING , AND NO MORE BIG GOVERNMENT.

  • allenrob 12/02/2009 8:09am
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    It’s always the same. Rule number one for getting the people to go along;scare them. “Why of course the people don’t want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally the common people don’t want war: neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.” Hermann Goering

    Like Hermann said.“It’s easy.”

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    justamick 12/04/2009 2:53am
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    lol, so very lol.

    Let me explain something to YOU… There will ALWAYS be something going on out there that you will not know ANYTHING about because of two things… Clearance and Need to know. These are the two governing principles that bar the general public from knowing all that goes on behind the political interactions of government leaders.

    This is not Nazi Germany, this is not the USSR and this is not Communist China. There are REAL threats to this country. There are REAL threats to it’s Information System Security infrastructure. It is essential that it is protected from extra-governmental bodies and internal threats alike.

  • 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.

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    justamick 12/16/2009 11:50am

    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.

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    justamick 12/16/2009 11:58am

    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.

  • 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.

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    justamick 12/16/2009 11:53am
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    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.

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    justamick 12/16/2009 12:06pm
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    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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    justamick 02/16/2010 6:08am
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    Uhh… the bill sponsor is a DEMOCRAT.

    And I happen to know the threats that are out there. THAT is why I support this bill.

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    Koristar 02/19/2010 12:29pm

    There are millions of American people out there that know what the threats are out there. This bill is yet another attempt to crush our constitutional rights! It will in no way stop these threats. What it only does it allow the government complete control! NO!

    In brief, Amendment I of our bill of rights states that Congress shall make NO law abridging our freedom of speech!

    This proposed bill is a complete disgrace to the American people and our constitutional laws. By constitutional LAWS, this bill would, without a shadow of a doubt, be illegal to be passed! Not even parts of it. The Senate should simply know that the government should have zero control over the internet and trash the bill as whole. It just makes me sick how some people are so anti-constitutional, so un-American.

    justamick, how can you not see that? are you a communist? are you even an American? Yes, I do have to question you. You seem very lost.

  • BenjaWiz 12/24/2009 4:36pm

    such as getting paid more money, etc.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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 5:21am

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

  • xander1776 01/04/2010 5:24am

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

  • 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous 01/19/2010 12:05pm


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