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[] Neue Anti-Cyberterror-Gesetze im US-Senat,

Die Texte der Gesetzesvorlagen sind noch nicht online, dürften aber in
ein paar Tagen unter verfügbar
sein. Der "Cyberterrorism Preparedness Act of 2002" hat die Nr. S.1900,
der "Cybersecurity Research and Education Act of 2002" die Nr. S.1901.

Siehe auch das Fact Sheet dazu von Sen. Edwards:



Senate bills seek to protect against cyberterrorism 

 By Joshua Dean jdean -!
- govexec -

 Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., introduced two bills Monday to curb
cyberterrorism. The bills would set aside a total of $400 million for
cybersecurity research. 

 "We live in a world where a terrorist can do as much damage with a
keyboard and a modem as with a gun or a bomb," Edwards said. 

 The first bill, the Cyberterrorism Preparedness Act of 2002, pours $350
million over five years into strengthening the cyber defenses of the
federal government and the private sector. The bill would create a
consortium dedicated to creating and disseminating information about
best security practices. Such practices would be implemented first in
the federal government and then nationally. 

 The second bill, the Cybersecurity Research and Education Act of 2002,
would set aside $50 million over four years for Information Assurance
Fellowships, which would train computer specialists in cybersecurity.
The bill would also create an online university where systems
administrators could get the latest security training. 

 Dorothy Denning, director of the Georgetown Institute for Information
Assurance in Washington, said a program designed to create a solid base
of empirical research is vital. "These bills are aimed mostly at the
future," she said. "The goal early on is to identify a set of best
practices and start deploying those in the federal government." 

 "Part of this is about government networks," said Neal Katyal, a
professor at the Yale Law School and former national security adviser to
the deputy attorney general under the Clinton administration. But
because 90 percent of the nation's critical infrastructure is owned and
operated by the private sector, "another big part of the legislation is
about protecting critical infrastructures," Katyal said. The legislation
is "an excellent first step toward addressing the problems posed by
cyberterrorists and cybercriminals," he said.

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