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Whaddya know what will be the effect of Cybersecurity Act 2009 to your job and business?

I was reading this article from eWeek this morning and I would like to share this to IT Consultants and other-related consulting business that the CyberSecurity Act 2009 will might change the way they do business. I hope for the better.

Text of S.773 as Introduced in Senate
Cybersecurity Act of 2009
"A bill to ensure the continued free flow of commerce within the United States and with its global trading partners through secure cyber communications, to provide for the continued development and exploitation of the Internet and intranet communications for such purposes, to provide for the development of a cadre of information technology specialists to improve and maintain effective cybersecurity defenses against disruption, and for other purposes." (2009, OpenCongress.org)

I like Section 7. Licensing and Certification of Cybersecurity Professional. This enforce the mandatory licensing as a provider of cybersecurity services. This will help us easily justify the continuing education for IT Consultants.

The Section 13. Cybersecurity competition and challenge. Their main objective is to attract, identity, evaluate, and recruit talented individuals for the Federal information technology workforce and stimulate innovation in vasic and applied cybersecurity research, technology development and prototype demostration that have the potential for application to the Federal information technology activities of the Federal Government. At this time, there is no check list of what types of competitions and challenges for the contest. The Director will establish different competition and targeting High school students, Undergraduate, Graduate, Academic and research institutions.

The Defcon (yearly black hat security conference) is providing a variety of contest in cybersecurity such as Capture the Flag, Defcon Bots, Defcon Shoot formerly known as Wardriving contest with my team won 1st place, read the article at Wardrive.com, and other technology-related contest.

You may also visit SANS.org for other security information, training and papers written by security minded professionals.

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