DHS official says ISPs would likely be covered by Obama cybersecurity plan

Gautham Nagesh reports:

A top Department of Homeland Security cybersecurity official told lawmakers Internet Service Providers (ISPs) would likely be among the private-sector firms that would be subject to federal oversight under the White House’s proposed cybersecurity legislation.

At a hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, DHS acting Deputy Under Secretary Greg Schaffer acknowledged that under the White House’s plan, ISPs would likely be among the private firms deemed critical infrastructure and therefore subject to federal security standards.

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