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Legal Issues in Information Security by Joanna Lyn Grama

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Chapter 8. Federal Government Information Security and Privacy Regulations

IN A 2009 SPEECH, U.S. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA said that America's digital infrastructure is a "strategic national asset."1 He urged a broad plan to protect the security and privacy of federal information systems. He said that we must better protect the nation's digital infrastructure. Both the federal government and private organizations have a role to play.

This chapter reviews how the federal government protects its information systems. These systems hold personal data about U.S. residents. They conduct the business of running the country. They also hold sensitive security data. They are used for the nation's defense. This chapter reviews the security and privacy laws ...

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