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Senators Don’t Expect Cyber Security Bill to Pass this Year

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October 31, 2010
FedCyber Wire
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“Much of the critical infrastructures of developed nations like the U.S. depend on computer and network systems to operate and communicate. Hackers from nefarious nations and those who hack for fun can get into some of these critical systems potentially causing a security threat to the country.

In an effort to give the president the power to combat any pending or existing cyber threat that could threaten critical infrastructure around the country, Congress and some lawmakers are looking to pass a new legislation that would give the president power to shut down some sections of the internet during an attack or under the threat of an attack. With the 111th congress ending in December, lawmakers don’t expect to see any legislation on cyber security passed this year.

(DailyTech – Senators Don’t Expect Cyber Security Bill to Pass this Year)

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