LIEBERMAN, COLLINS, ROCKEFELLER, FEINSTEIN OFFER BIPARTISAN, COMPREHENSIVE BILL TO SECURE FED AND CRITICAL PRIVATE SECTOR CYBER SYSTEMS


U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs

WASHINGTON – To guard against the nation’s increasing vulnerability to cyber attack, a group of Senate Committee leaders introduced bipartisan legislation Tuesday to secure the cyber systems of the essential services that keep our nation running.

The Senators were Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn., Ranking Member Susan Collins, R-Maine, Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., and Select Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein, D-Ca.

The Cybersecurity Act of 2012, S. 2105, and the product of three years worth of hearings, consultations, and negotiations, envisions a public-private partnership to secure those systems which if commandeered or destroyed by a cyber attack could cause mass deaths, evacuations, disruptions to life-sustaining services, or catastrophic damage to the economy or national security.

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