We Must Protect this House! (HR4061)

J0399053 The Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2009 (HR 4061), introduced by the federal House Science and Technology Committee, passed February 4th.  Its stated purpose: "To advance cybersecurity research, development, and technical standards, and for other purposes."

What does it mean?  Essentially that the government will spend $396 million over the next four years to encourage cybersecurity best practices and standards.

Senate Bill S.773, the Cybersecurity Act of 2009, is Senator John Rockefeller's version, but isn't as far along.