Microsoft has a cyber security czar? Who knew?  Actually, Scott Charney, is Microsoft’s corporate vice president of trusted computing, Microsoft doesn’t have a title of Czar.  But in Scott Charney’s case, it might be a good idea.  If you get a chance to hear this guy speak, it is worth the listen. Serious but funny.

From the WSJ link: http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2011/06/02/microsoft-endorses-white-house-cybersecurity-plan/?mod=msn_money_ticker
”Microsoft’s cybersecurity czar approves of the Obama administration’s legislative proposal to protect the U.S. from Internet-based attacks.”

My grip is this: Why authors don’t reference the actual bill when they the mention a Bill, how hard is that?  Not very hard, and here are a couple of links, including the actual bill. 

SENATE CYBERSECURITY LEADERS REACT TO WHITE HOUSE PROPOSAL

The actual bill titled: Cybersecurity and Internet Freedom Act of 2011 << This opens a PDF document which is the bill>>

Reading the bill does not provide you with any knowledge that is you can use directly, unless you are an attorney.  Don't start quoting the bill, even if passed.  One of the reasons is that this bill is an amendment, so you would have to read the other bills as well, do you really have time for all that reading?

This admendment bill is 224 pages, but a lot of it is "boilerplate" used for governmental reasons.

Important information and will have an impact on your career, in these cases you should go directly to the source, the bill isn’t all that hard to read, just long.  Everyone who writes about it will add some confusion, so the direct source is good to read.

Read it only for your own interests, don’t quote it to your boss, etc.  All of the blah, blah, blah, including mine, should be tempered with the real stuff.