The US Cybersecurity and Internet Safety Standards Act introduced in US Congress seeks to reduce the ability of terrorists, spies, criminals, and other malicious actors to compromise, disrupt, damage, and destroy computer networks, critical infrastructure, and key resources, and for other purposes.
These will be achieved by promoting organisations in the private sector to develop and enforce voluntary or mandatory minimum cyber security and Internet safety standards.
- Science, Technology, Communications
- Computer security and identity theft
- Computers and information technology
- Congressional oversight
- Crime prevention
- Government investigations
- Infrastructure development
- Intelligence activities, surveillance, classified information
- Internet and video services
- Subversive activities
Sen. Ben Cardin (MD) (pictured above right)
The proposed Cybersecurity and Internet Safety Standards Act was introduced on February 16, 2011 and referred to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Text of Bill