Obama admin makes public America’s vulnerable cyber targets

Sen. Collins warns against Cybersecurity ‘road map’ for US enemies

By FCW Staff

May 24, 2011

A key senator has cautioned that part of a White House plan to strengthen cybersecurity at commercial networks by disclosing audits of security practices could expose vulnerable targets in major parts of the U.S. infrastructure such as power grids, Aliya Sternstein writes in Nextgov.

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), the ranking member of Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said at a hearing May 23 that security plans would be publicly accessible under the White House plan, and added, "We don’t want to give those that would do us harm a road map on to how to attack our critical infrastructure," Nextgov reports.

She was reacting to the White House’s 52 pages of legislative text that detail the Obama administration’s position on issues that have hung up cybersecurity measures, the article states.

Committee Chairman Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Collins have introduced cybersecurity legislation reflects some of the Obama’s administration’s plans, Nextgov notes.

http://fcw.com/articles/2011/05/24/agg-lieberman-cybersecurity.aspx?admgarea=TC_SECCYBERSEC

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