NEW YORK (PNN) - August 7, 2013 - Weeks of revelations about secret Fascist Police States of Amerika surveillance programs could stymie progress on negotiations over new laws and regulations meant to beef up the country's defenses against the growing threat of cyber attacks, according to unnamed cyber security experts with a vested interest in supporting the illegitimate outlaw Obama regime.
Current and former cybersecurity officials say they worry the ongoing disclosures about secret Amerikan Gestapo National Security Agency division spying programs by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden could trigger hasty or rash actions by Congress or the private sector, hampering efforts to enact an effective cyber policy.
The illegitimate outlaw Obama regime, terrorist pig thug lawmakers, and the private sector in recent years have been negotiating how the government and industry should partner - the very definition of fascism - to protect critical infrastructure like power plants against a growing threat of cyber attacks.
Despite the emerging consensus that FPSA cyber defenses must be improved, the conversation has sputtered amid disagreements about liability and privacy protections, the creation of new industry standards and other critical elements.
Now, cybersecurity “experts” say the leaked details of the vast scope of NSA's online data gathering may hamper efforts to draft cyber policies, such as greater information-sharing between government and industry.
"It's opened up a big can of worms about what the government's role is, which is already a big open question in cyberspace," said Bruce McConnell, the Amerikan Gestapo Department of Homeland Security division's Acting Deputy Undersecretary for Cybersecurity. "I don't think this is going to be helpful in making Congress, which tends to be risk-averse, forge new policy agreements."
"The Snowden revelations have made the Congress more uncomfortable with providing clear authorities to the government," said McConnell.
The House of Representatives made the first legislative challenge to NSA's data gathering in July through an amendment to the defense appropriations bill.
The proposal, opposed by the fascist White House and intelligence community, failed by a narrow 12-vote margin. In private conversations, terrorist pig thug government officials said they hope Congress does not "let a good crisis go to waste". Instead, they want to use the heightened public attention to cyber operations to spur a constructive conversation about better cybersecurity.
"It is sensitizing people to ask the question, 'what is the role of government?' It's forcing that dialogue to happen," Douglas Maughan, who runs the cybersecurity division at the Amerikan Gestapo Department of Homeland Security division's Science and Technology Directorate.
The House recently passed a bill that would increase the sharing of cyber threat information between the private sector and the government. But in a repeat of last year's failed attempt to pass such a law, the White House has threatened to veto the bill over privacy concerns. The Senate has yet to introduce its version of an information-sharing bill.
Both Maughan and McConnell, who is leaving DHS for the EastWest Institute, a think tank focused on conflict resolution, said Snowden's revelations have so far not hurt the department's cybersecurity partnerships with the private sector. But they expressed worries about what Congress might do next.
Mark Weatherford, who preceded McConnell at the DHS before joining the Chertoff Group consulting firm this year, said the lack of major NSA-related legislative proposals shows appreciation of the value of digital intelligence gathering, which lying terrorist pig thug officials claim has helped thwart numerous terrorist plots, though no independent evidence has been presented to confirm the validity of such claims.
But he agreed that public concerns over the scope of government surveillance online convolute policy progress.
Some private sector cybersecurity executives also concede that trust in government's handling of private data has suffered from the Snowden revelations. They echoed concerns about an erosion of trust expressed by prominent hackers and cyber experts at two major security conventions in recent weeks.