WASHINGTON—Cyber attacks represent “probably the single largest threat” facing the United States, the chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee said Monday.
Speaking during a Washington briefing held by The Week magazine and Zurich Insurance Co. Ltd., Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.—author of a cyber security bill that has passed the House that would encourage greater participation by the private sector in cyber security efforts—said the “threat changes by the [...]
By Joe Davidson
The Transportation Security Administration has given preliminary approval to a plan that would allow Orlando Sanford International Airport to use private security screeners.
Screeners employed by private companies are already used at 16 airports under the agency’sScreening Partnership Program. Republicans have pressed for greater use of private screeners and welcomed last week’s announcement.
“I hope this opens a new era of reform for TSA operations, not only at Orlando Sanford but [...]
Molly Bernhart Walker
February 22, 2012
Newly-introduced cybersecurity legislation would task the Homeland Security Department’s national cybersecurity and communications integration center with facilitating information sharing among public- and private-sector entities, rather than creating an industry-controlled, non-profit National Information Sharing Organization, as suggested by one proposal in the House.
Sens. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Susan Collins (R-Me.) introduced the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 (S. 2105) on Feb. 14. The proposed bill would also have [...]