Senators sharply divided over bill to regulate cybersecurity

By Nicole Blake Johnson – Senate lawmakers were sharply divided Thursday over how far cybersecurity legislation should go in protecting privately owned critical networks.

Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., introduced a long-awaited bipartisan bill Tuesday to bolster protection of critical networks against cyber attacks. The 2012 Cybersecurity Act, S 2105, would authorize the Department of Homeland Security to regulate security standards for certain privately owned critical networks, such as those affecting the power grid and other systems that, if attacked, would cause death, severe economic damage or national security risks. more>

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