• Same story, different day...........year ie more of the same fiat floods the world
  • There are no markets
  • "Spreading the ideas of freedom loving people on matters regarding high finance, politics, constructionist Constitution, and mental masturbation of all types"

Michigan Governor Signs Volunteer Cyber Corps Bill

Joined
Nov 15, 2016
Messages
331
Likes
149
#1
http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/researc...gan-governor-signs-volunteer-cyber-corps-bill


Michigan Governor Signs Volunteer Cyber Corps Bill




A code is displayed at the Black Hat cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas last year. Michigan has created a volunteer cybersecurity team to mobilize if a massive cyberattack strikes the state.

© Getty Images

Michigan Republican Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a bill into law that will expand the reach of a highly trained group of volunteer cybersecurity experts from the public and private sectors.

The volunteer team, called the Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps, MiC3, has been around for three years, but has never been deployed because it could only be activated if the governor declared a state of cyber emergency, which hasn’t happened.

With the new law, called the Cyber Civilian Corps Act, the team is now designated in statute and doesn’t need a state of emergency to be called into action. That means it can step in, when requested, and provide technical assistance if the state gets hit by a cyberattack or data breach. The law also broadens the team’s reach to allow it to help local governments, nonprofits and businesses across the state.

The new law, which became effective Thursday, requires that corps volunteers undergo criminal background and FBI checks. It also includes a good Samaritan clause, which provides them with civil immunity if they give advice or make a decision that inadvertently causes harm.

Michigan officials hope the volunteer corps of cybersecurity experts from government, education and private industry, which is believed to be the first such group in the U.S., can serve as a national model. They liken it to volunteer firefighters.

State information technology officers are increasingly concerned about sophisticated efforts to breach their systems. In recent years, hackers and cybercriminals have relentlessly targeted state and local government networks, which contain information such as Social Security, bank account and credit card numbers on millions of people and businesses.
http://www.bankinfosecurity.com/interviews/state-creates-cyber-national-guard-i-2099



Michigan CIO David Behen
Behen says the Cyber Civilian Corps will be used to respond to cyber-attacks against the private and public sector in Michigan. He provides the following example:

If a county finds itself under a cyber-attack, the county CIO would reach out to the Michigan Cyber-Command Center or Behen, who would determine the severity and scope of the attack.

"If we needed the Cyber Civilian Corps, we would call them up," Behen says. "We would work with the [impacted organization] and bring our corps in to assist them in responding to the cyber-attack."
 
Last edited:

solarion

Gold Member
Gold Chaser
Site Supporter ++
Joined
Nov 25, 2013
Messages
5,050
Likes
7,614
#2
It also includes a good Samaritan clause, which provides them with civil immunity if they give advice or make a decision that inadvertently causes harm.
Oh great, so no pesky consequences to deal with when they're wrong. Hey it's worked a treat for corporate LEOs.
 

solarion

Gold Member
Gold Chaser
Site Supporter ++
Joined
Nov 25, 2013
Messages
5,050
Likes
7,614
#5
Would one expect less from Michigan?
Michigan is actually a pretty conservative place owing to its Calvinist roots. Like most States it's one or two regressive cesspools(Wayne County) that dictates policy that everyone else has to be made to suffer through.
So, sign up and get a free do what thow wilt card lol.
 

Irons

Deep Sixed
Mother Lode
Site Supporter ++
Joined
Mar 30, 2010
Messages
25,757
Likes
39,106
#6
The current RINO governor is a fucking idiot. Little better than the canadian fucking idiot before him.


.