Senate Looks to Revive Scuttled Cybersecurity Legislation

Law360, New York (March 7, 2013, 5:37 PM EST) -- The Senate Commerce and Homeland Security committees on Thursday demanded Congress again take up cybersecurity reforms after similar efforts were sunk by gridlock last fall, saying President Barack Obama’s executive order is insufficient to protect the nation from growing cyberthreats.

Chastising the Senate for wasting time by turning an urgent national security issue into "a partisan political fight,” committee Chairman Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., argued that it is incumbent on Congress to protect the country's vulnerable infrastructure by collaborating with the private sector to create comprehensive...
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