"Provide for licensing and certification of cybersecurity professionals." What the hell is this? The bill would require "...a professional licensing and certification program for cybersecurity professionals similar to those required for other major professions." So in order to do security functions you'll have to go to Security School and pass your boards? I suppose if you do something unapproved, like the wrong kind of research, your license can be revoked. I don't like where this part is going.
I strongly agree with this sentiment. There many be many good ideas wrapped up in this bill but professional licensure of security professionals is a terrible idea. You know its time for a career change when the common denominator in your profession gets to decide who is and is not allowed to practice it.
The Proposed Federalization of the Computer Security Field