New cybersecurity act could be costly for critical infrastructure vendors

February 21, 2012
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire, Requirements
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Some Republican senators and the Chamber of Commerce call for the Senate to slow down its efforts to pass a new bill.

Leaders in the US Senate are trying to fast-track new cybersecurity legislation that will create costly new regulations for some businesses, some critics said Thursday.

A plan by Senate Democrats to move the Cybersecurity Act, introduced this week, directly to the Senate floor for a vote raises serious questions about the process and will lead to bureaucrats at the US Department of Homeland Security writing regulations for businesses that control critical infrastructure, said Senator John McCain, an Arizona Republican, during a hearing on the bill.

via ComputerWorldUK, continued here.