Why are telcos upset Google isn’t subject to Obama’s new cybersecurity rules?

Why are telcos upset Google isn’t subject to Obama’s new cybersecurity rules?

The debate about how best to protect the nation from hypothetical dire, impending cyber attacks on infrastructure, which government officials and military leaders have been warning of for years, is far from settled in Washington. In fact, President Obama’s recent move to sign an executive order on cybersecurity creating a program for intelligence agencies to share classified information they have on so-called national “cyber threats” with the private sector is now being criticized by leading telecom company participants. AT&T and Verzion say the President’s order improperly excludes consumer tech companies like Google, Apple, and Microsoft from the list of those eligible to receive, and held responsible to act upon, the government’s… Continue reading…

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Why are telcos upset Google isn’t subject to Obama’s new cybersecurity rules?

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