Bob Rinear will tell us whether it is a coincidence that the alleged cyber attack from North Korea occurred when cybersecurity legislation is being proposed.
The mainstream media blares out headlines like “Blitz of Cyber Attacks Threatens US Security!” But were these real attacks or a carefully crafted maneuver to facilitate passage of the Cybersecurity Act of 2009 that was introduced in the Senate earlier this year?
In May President Obama pledged to personally select a cyber czar who would report to the National Security Council and National Economic Council. If the bill is passed, it will allow the President and his new Czar to shut down the Internet and private networks. The legislation would also authorize the government to demand security data from private networks without regard to any provision of law, regulation, rule, or policy restricting such access, all in the name of fighting terrorism and ensuring our “safety.”