Giving the President Access to Your Computer

Democrat Senator Jay Rockefeller and liberal Republican Olympia Snowe are still working on that comprehensive cyber security bill that would give the president control over private portions of the Internet.  Rockefeller and Snowe first announced their idea last spring. CNET has obtained a copy of the new draft legislation S. 773.  Part of the bill reads:(B) may, if the President finds it necessary for the national defense and security, and in co- ordination with relevant industry sectors, direct the national response to the cyber threat and the timely restoration of the affected critical in- frastructure information system or network;  (3) shall, in coordination with various critical infrastructure industry sectors, develop detailed cyber emergency response and restoration plans for each critical infrastructure industry sector;  (4) shall, through the appropriate department or agency, review critical functions that would be needed after a cybersecurity attack...(Read Full Post)