Ready to get your federal computer license?
brunner at nic-naa.net
Sun Aug 30 21:04:54 CDT 2009
I operate a Maine ISP/ASP, and Senator Snowe is my lobbying target.
Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> On Sun, 30 Aug 2009 19:46:19 -0400 (EDT)
> Sean Donelan <sean at donelan.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, 30 Aug 2009, Jeff Young wrote:
>>> The more troubling parts of this bill had to do with the President,
>>> at his discretion, classifying parts of public networks as "critical
>>> infrastructure" and so on.
>> Whatever your opinion, get involved. Let your representatives know
>> about your better ideas.
> I strongly second this. To quote a bumper sticker/slogan I've seen,
> "if you didn't vote, you shouldn't complain". Some prominent
> politicians have proposed something that we -- including me -- believe
> to be a bad idea, not just on ideological grounds but because we think
> that it won't accomplish its purported goals and may even be
> counterproductive. I don't see a lot of network operators in Congress
> -- if you know better, you really need to tell them.
> Some folks on this list -- and I know there are a few, very
> specifically including myself -- spend more than a little bit of time
> not just worrying about public policy issues, but actually spending
> time and effort on the subject. (I'm in D.C. right now, largely
> because of a policy-related meeting on Tuesday.) I'll misuses a
> security slogan I've seen on mass transit facilities in the New York
> area: if you see something, say something. If no one tells Congress
> that this is a bad idea, how should they know?
>>> currently living overseas and finding all of this very amusing...
>> If any other country has solved the problem of protecting
>> Internet/data/cyber/critical/etc infrastructures and have some great
>> ideas, it would be great to hear what those ideas are and how they
>> did it.
> --Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb
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