Groups raise concerns about cybersecurity standards

Wednesday, 25 April 2007, 12:33 AM EST

Legislation that would authorize the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to create emergency preparedness standards for private industry takes the wrong approach toward cybersecurity, some experts said Tuesday.

Sections of the Improving America's Security Act, which passed the U.S. Senate March 13, and the Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act, which passed the House of Representatives Jan. 9, would authorize the DHS to create voluntary cybersecurity and other preparedness standards. The Senate version would also authorize the DHS to create certification and accreditation programs associated with the standards.

At InfoWorld.

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