Tag Archives: Cybersecurity Act

Update to Cybersecurity / Data Breach Notification Legislative Outlook

Congress is back from a two week Easter recess and despite lingering concerns from privacy groups, House leaders plan to bring to the floor for votes one or more cybersecurity bills designed to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure – from power plants to financial markets – by encouraging information sharing about cyber threats between the … Continue Reading

Republican Alternative Cybersecurity Bill Introduced In Senate

Today eight Republican Senators – all Ranking Members of various committees – introduced the SECURE IT Act, S. 2151, their alternative cybersecurity bill to the bipartisan Cybersecurity Act, S. 2105, introduced two weeks ago.  In remarks on the Senate floor this afternoon, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, … Continue Reading

Bipartisan Senate Cybersecurity Bill Introduced Amid Partisan Opposition

The Cybersecurity Act of 2012, S. 2105, was introduced yesterday by Senators Joe Lieberman (I-VT), Susan Collins (R-ME), Diane Feinstein (D-CA), and John Rockefeller (D-WV). Here are links to the: Bill Summary of the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 Section-by-Section Description of the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 It immediately drew opposition from seven Republican Ranking Members, who … Continue Reading