Accession Number PB2013-109981
Title Federal Laws Relating to Cybersecurity: Discussion of Proposed Revisions, November 9, 2012.
Publication Date Nov 2012
Media Count 66p
Personal Author E. A. Fischer
Abstract For more than a decade, various experts have expressed increasing concerns about cybersecurity, in light of the growing frequency, impact, and sophistication of attacks on information systems in the United States and abroad. Consensus has also been building that the current legislative framework for cybersecurity might need to be revised. The complex federal role in cybersecurity involves both securing federal systems and assisting in protecting nonfederal systems. Under current law, all federal agencies have cybersecurity responsibilities relating to their own systems, and many have sector-specific responsibilities for critical infrastructure. More than 50 statutes address various aspects of cybersecurity either directly or indirectly, but there is no overarching framework legislation in place. While revisions to most of those laws have been proposed over the past few years, no major cybersecurity legislation has been enacted since 2002.
Keywords Attack
Computer security
Cybersecurity
Federal agencies
Federal law
Information systems
Legislation
National security
Revisions
Statutes
Telecommunications


 
Source Agency Congressional Research Service
NTIS Subject Category 62 - Computers, Control & Information Theory
70F - Public Administration & Government
Corporate Author Congressional Research Service, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1322
Contract Number N/A

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