“To enhance the security and resiliency of the cyber and communications infrastructure of the United States.”
We have been addressing the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 for several weeks. The Act would have created cybersecurity standards for the companies that run critical infrastructures, like the power grid, gas pipelines, and water and transportation systems. But now that the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 has been voted down by the Senate, what is next for America? Well, many – including Dan Lohrmann, one of the nation’s first state chief information security officers – believe the lack of a unified plan leaves America vulnerable to cyber-attacks.
“Honestly, it’s disconcerting that the bad guys are ahead of the good guys,” said Lohrmann. “It seems like the bad guys are more organized and united in their goal, which is to take advantage of our lack of unity and coordination.”
Dams, power plants, water systems, and other infrastructures critical to the day-to-day operations of the country are no controlled by computer networks, networks that could be targets for terrorist attacks.
“We need to have legislation; we need clear guidance in this area,” said Lohrmann. “What can be shared before, during and after a cyber event? What level of trust is in place? What information is subject to the Freedom of Information Act? We need common rules on this stuff.”
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David F. Hale founded DHA Group, Inc. in 1994 to provide superior program management and operations support services to agencies within the Federal Government. Since June 2008, DHA has won many contract awards, including a Prime Contractor position on the prestigious Program Management Support Services (PMSS) contract with the FBI. DHA was also awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract on the FBI’s $30 billion Information Technology Supplies and Support Services (IT Triple S) program to provide supplies, equipment, and IT services to support, maintain, and modernize the Bureau’s IT systems and architectures.
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