The Heritage Foundation released a new report out on federal cybersecurity, and it does not paint a pretty picture.
The conservative think tank said of all the cybersecurity bills before Congress right now, the most important issue is the government would regulate activities in both the public and private sector. Proponents said the private sector hasn’t done a good enough job of regulating itself, while those against it said it was impossible to set standards for the entire cyber universe.
The Heritage Foundation asked if the federal government has done an adequate job of protecting its own networks, and it posted a long list of cyber attacks on agencies as its answer.
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