An Activist Framework For Cybersecurity Oversight

Law360, New York (October 12, 2012, 1:27 PM EDT) -- Three recent initiatives by different arms of the federal government intended to help combat cyber threats to the nation’s critical energy infrastructure reveal an activist approach to regulating cybersecurity.

The failure of Congress to pass comprehensive cybersecurity legislation prior to the August recess may have provided the spark needed for others in the federal government to take a hand at developing a new cybersecurity regulatory framework. At this juncture, it is difficult to ascertain the legal and political ramifications of the three initiatives, but members of...
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