F-Secure shares an informative update related to pending US legislation to update the definition of cybercrime in our changing technological landscape.

Cybercrime – Proposed Updated Legal Definition
http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00002320.html

QUOTE: Two weeks ago, the “Cybersecurity Act of 2012” was introduced in the U.S. Senate. The bill (S.2105) is designed to protect critical infrastructure such as water, energy, and transportation. It directs the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to coordinate with network operators on developing security standards. A related bill, the “Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2012” (S.2102) was introduced on February 13th.  Naturally, civil liberties group such as the EFF and EPIC examined the legislation. They say it’s too broad.

Senator Gillibrand’s bill is a rather concise (and quite readable) four pages and clearly references the Council of Europe’s Convention on Cybercrime. The Convention on Cybercrime is also referenced by the longer (40 page) Cybersecurity Act of 2012. It’s not as easy to locate, but it’s there. Senator Gillibrand’s bill is a rather concise (and quite readable) four pages and clearly references the Council of Europe’s Convention on Cybercrime. The Convention on Cybercrime is also referenced by the longer (40 page) Cybersecurity Act of 2012. It’s not as easy to locate, but it’s there.