Waiting On Cybersecurity Laws, Agencies Toughen Regs

Law360, New York (March 26, 2012, 9:16 PM EDT) -- Government contractors will continue to face inconsistencies in federal agencies' efforts to tighten and toughen cybersecurity standards through their existing legal authority, as Congress mulls competing proposals for far-reaching cyber legislation, attorneys say.

Some agencies, like the U.S. Department of Defense, General Services Administration and Department of Veterans Affairs, have moved more proactively on cybersecurity than others, with some addressing the issue through regulations and others seeking to police cybersecurity through contracts terms.

“There are surprisingly few uniform standards of care for cybersecurity requirements that apply...
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