Should there be federal ordinances in place for cybersecurity threats where the affected organization is billed for the shutdown?

I don't think it's unreasonable for the government to create strict guardrails to regulate cybersecurity and say “This is not acceptable. You must take action and, if you don't, we'll do it for you and send you a bill.” For example, if you don't cut your lawn in Saratoga you'll get a letter. If you continue without mowing your lawn—creating blight in Saratoga—you'll get a second letter. And then the third time they will come and use a service to cut your lawn. And for the cost of that service they will put a lien on your house. It's an ordinance. It’s invasive.

Anonymous Author
I don't think it's unreasonable for the government to create strict guardrails to regulate cybersecurity and say “This is not acceptable. You must take action and, if you don't, we'll do it for you and send you a bill.” For example, if you don't cut your lawn in Saratoga you'll get a letter. If you continue without mowing your lawn—creating blight in Saratoga—you'll get a second letter. And then the third time they will come and use a service to cut your lawn. And for the cost of that service they will put a lien on your house. It's an ordinance. It’s invasive.
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Anonymous Author
There should be some level of a federal ordinance on which the government can take action if you're posing a risk to others, even in the logical sense. And, if warranted, they should be able to take the systems down or offline so you're not damaging others.
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Anonymous Author
If I read this right, it’s asking if victims of a cybersecurity incident should be billed for impacts of shutting down? Broadly, no. There are additional rules around trade, privacy, etc that make sense that could apply here, as well as ones in regulated industries.
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Anonymous Author
This opens a Pandora’s Box.  Does the fire department bill people who should have been more careful with kitchen fires? No insurance coverage to obese patients? Police department not show up to those who didn’t have good locks?
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