Get Ready For Cybersecurity Laws

Law360, New York (August 10, 2011, 12:14 PM EDT) -- With Washington’s attention focused on the debt ceiling debate, an ominous warning from Defense Secretary Leon Panetta went largely unnoticed. During his Senate confirmation hearing last month, Panetta told lawmakers that the “next Pearl Harbor we confront could very well be a cyber-attack that cripples our power systems, our grid, our security systems, our financial systems, our governmental systems.”

Chairman Darrell Issa of the House Oversight Committee also recently said, “the number of cyber incidents affecting federal agencies shot up 39 percent in 2010.” For all...
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