Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act

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Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act


This bill aims to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 and other laws to enhance the security and resiliency of the cyber and communications infrastructure of the United States.

The bill actually limits the President's ability to take over critical infrastructure and states that if there is a cyber threat, the President must use the "least disruptive means feasible" in response. This bill would also establish a public/private partnership to help secure the nation's critical infrastructure against cyber attacks. This bill is substantial in length. To read a summary of the bill, go here.

The rejected S.773 bill proposed in 2010 gave the President too much power and did not make it to the House or Senate. One year later, this bill (Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act) limits his power. Current pending laws are careful not to give the government too much power.


December 15, 2010


Bill Number

S. 3480

Legislative Body

United States Senate




Joseph Lieberman, "Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act ," in Cyberwar Resources Guide, Item #160, (accessed November 30, 2021).