Sept. 3 DC Radio: Should Feds Get Emergency Power To Run The Internet Under Senate Bill?

The controversial new Senate bill that would enable the President to take control of the Internet in case of emergency was today’s featured topic on the DC Update edition of My Technology Lawyer Radio. The show is available via the Listen Live! archive.

Senate Jay Rockefeller (D-West Virginia) says the Cybersecurity Act of 2009 reintroduced last month is needed to protect the nation’s infrastructure and businesses from hackers. Experts who analyzed the benefits and dangers of the proposal are:

• Illena Armstrong is editor in chief of SC Magazine, the leading business magazine for the information security industry. She manages editorial staff in New York and Michigan, and oversees the award-winning monthly publication and its other editorial offerings, including, several eConferences, countless webcasts, weekly and monthly newsletters, and the annual SC World Congress conference and exposition.

• Eric Green is program director of the SC World Congress, being held October 13-14 in New York City. For over a decade, he has been closely involved in creating marketing strategies for many security and FORTUNE 1000 companies by leveraging his expertise and network of high-level contacts in the public and private sectors. He’ll summarize highlights on the Rockefeller proposal from the perspective of leading companies at the Congress, which is described below.

• Brian Cute is vice president for discovery services at Afilias, Inc., with over 12 years experience in the Internet and communications industry. He provides secure and selective visibility services to global supply chain participants. Also, he is active in the Internet Society chapter being created in Washington, DC. Its first free event will feature prominent Internet experts describing the Internet’s future on Sept. 14 in Washington, DC. Details are below.

Update is co-hosted by the show’s founder and business radio pioneer Scott Draughon and by Washington commentator Andrew Kreig. Co-hosts begin the show with an update on Washington policy news affecting businesses nationally.

Rockefeller, chair of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, praised his proposal here. But a news report today raising related concerns is: “Obama White House Has Secret Plan To Harvest Personal Data From Social Networking Websites.”

Radio listeners can call in questions at 866-685-7469 or by email: Update focuses on Washington policy that impacts the nation’s business, politics and quality of life. As listener advisories: Mac computer users need the tool “Parallels” to hear a Windows Media Player, and some companies block radio programs from computers.

About SC Magazine and SC World Congress
SC Magazine is the leading monthly title and the largest dedicated information-security publication for IT security professionals in the U.S. Its reach extends to Europe and Australia through independently managed operations. It works to build relationships with all sectors of the information security industry, including chief information security officers and other executives in various markets – from government to finance, as well as product and service providers, software developers, consultants, system resellers and others. Details.

From October 13 – 14, the publication will hold its second annual SC World Congress at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers in New York City, which gathers together the leading voices in the information security arena for two days of pertinent conference session examining topics ranging from data theft and compliance to establishing partnerships between government and private sectors. Also, the industry’s top vendors will assemble on the expo floor to show off scores of solutions. Keynotes include Heartland Payment Systems’ Robert Carr and the Federal Trade Commission’s William Kovacic. For additional details, visit here.

About Afilias & The Internet Society

Afilias is the world’s leading provider of Internet infrastructure solutions that connect people to their data. In providing such connection services as domain name, the DNS, or RFID data, the company promises connection in a reliable, secure, stable, and globally available manner. Details. As Vice President, Brian Cute’s work in the Domain Name System includes registrar and registry experience leading initiatives on Wait List Service, private domain registrations, the elimination of BulkWHOIS, the .net RFP, the .com contract approval, as well as representing the private sector in the U.N. World Summit on the Information Society.

As a personal initiative, he is helping re-launch the greater Washington, DC chapter of the Internet Society Including Maryland and Virginia. New members are welcome, with no cost to join. Its first event is a discussion of the Internet’s future, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at the National Visitor’s Center at the Capitol in Washington. For details on the event and chapter membership, visit here:
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