Taking Cybersecurity To The Next Level

Law360, New York (February 23, 2012, 12:55 PM EST) -- The push for new legislation to combat cybersecurity threats appears to be gaining steam in Congress. While election year politics, competing legislative priorities and other roadblocks may ultimately derail these legislative efforts, owners of critical infrastructure should take heed: Facility owners would be subject to “performance requirements,” certification requirements and third-party audits under new regulations required by pending legislation.

Who Would Be Covered?

Under the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 (S. 2105), introduced in the U.S. Senate on Feb. 14, 2012, owners of “covered critical infrastructure” would...
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