Friday, December 15, 2017
 
 
News: Page (1) of 1 - 08/02/12 Email this story to a friend. email article Print this page (Article printing at MyDmn.com).print page facebook
Senate fails to approve cybersecurity legislation
Senate fails to approve legislation to protect critical American industries from cyberattacks
By The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) ¯¯¯ The Senate has failed to pass legislation to protect the U.S. electrical grid, water supplies and other critical industries from cyberattack and electronic espionage.

The bill fell short Thursday of the votes needed to move it forward before Congress takes a monthlong break. The measure would have established a voluntary cyber-security program for the owners and operators of the country's essential infrastructure and would have allowed federal agencies and businesses to share threat information.

President Barack Obama and top national security officials have warned about the potential for devastating assaults on American computer networks and urged Congress to pass the legislation as soon as possible. But Republicans argued the bill would have led to mandatory regulations imposed by Washington that would only increase the private sector's costs without substantially reducing the risks.




Page: 1


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 





Our Privacy Policy --- About The U.S. Daily News - Contact Us - Advertise With Us - Privacy Guidelines