Republican senators introduce their own cybersecurity bill

By | March 2, 2012

Source: Computerworld

by Grant Gross

What are politicians cooking up again. They can’t agree with each other mind as well put together meaningful legislation. Let’s not even mention bringing in experts in the matter.

In this article “Seven senior Republican U.S. senators have introduced cybersecurity legislation after saying that an earlier bill would create costly regulations for businesses.

The sponsors of the new Strengthening and Enhancing Cybersecurity by Using Research, Education, Information, and Technology (SECURE IT) Actalso complained that they did not have enough input on the earlier legislation.

The Republican senators, including John McCain of Arizona, Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas and Chuck Grassley of Iowa, introduced the SECURE IT Act on Thursday. They touted the bill as a less regulatory alternative to theCybersecurity Act, a bill introduced by two Democrats, an independent and a Republican in February.

“The SECURE IT Act strengthens America’s cybersecurity by promoting collaboration and information-sharing, updating our criminal laws to account for the growing cyber threat and enhancing research programs to protect our critical networks,” McCain said in a statement. “This legislation will help us begin to meet the very real threat of cyber attack.”

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