Beyond the fact that the so-called Cybersecurity bill grants government unprecedented power and is a chilling violation of the 1st amendment is the simple fact that it will make security worse, not better. Government agencies have in many cases failed to implement industry best practices, or keep up with changing threats nearly as well as the private sector. Yet a glacially-moving government bureaucracy will impose a centrally-planned security model - to be implemented by government-licensed security professionals. How will this monolithic bureaucratic nightmare react to new threats or spur competition for innovative approaches to security?
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