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Cyber-security Bill Moves Out of Committee

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2010 –The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental affairs has passed the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act of 2010; as has been reported before this act has gained a fair bit of controversy for its internet kill switch provision. If signed into law the act would also create a cyber-security center within the Department of Homeland Security.

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WASHINGTON, June 25, 2010 –The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs has passed the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act of 2010; as has been reported before this act has gained a fair bit of controversy for its internet kill switch provision. If signed into law the act would also create a cyber-security center within the Department of Homeland Security.

The main author of the bill Senator Joe Liberman (I- Con) said of cyber-attacks, “It is a clear and present danger. This legislation would fundamentally reshape the way the federal government defends America’s cyberspace. It takes a comprehensive, risk-based, and collaborative approach to addressing critical vulnerabilities in our own defenses.  We believe our bill would go a long way toward improving the security of our government and private critical infrastructure, and therefore the security of the American people.”

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WASHINGTON, June 25, 2010 –The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs has passed the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act of 2010; as has been reported before this act has gained a fair bit of controversy for its internet kill switch provision. If signed into law the act would also create a cyber-security center within the Department of Homeland Security.

The main author of the bill Senator Joe Liberman (I- Con) said of cyber-attacks, “It is a clear and present danger. This legislation would fundamentally reshape the way the federal government defends America’s cyberspace. It takes a comprehensive, risk-based, and collaborative approach to addressing critical vulnerabilities in our own defenses.  We believe our bill would go a long way toward improving the security of our government and private critical infrastructure, and therefore the security of the American people.”

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Senate Looks for Answers During First Public Hearing on SolarWinds Cyber Attack

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WASHINGTON, June 25, 2010 –The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs has passed the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act of 2010; as has been reported before this act has gained a fair bit of controversy for its internet kill switch provision. If signed into law the act would also create a cyber-security center within the Department of Homeland Security.

The main author of the bill Senator Joe Liberman (I- Con) said of cyber-attacks, “It is a clear and present danger. This legislation would fundamentally reshape the way the federal government defends America’s cyberspace. It takes a comprehensive, risk-based, and collaborative approach to addressing critical vulnerabilities in our own defenses.  We believe our bill would go a long way toward improving the security of our government and private critical infrastructure, and therefore the security of the American people.”

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WASHINGTON, June 25, 2010 –The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs has passed the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act of 2010; as has been reported before this act has gained a fair bit of controversy for its internet kill switch provision. If signed into law the act would also create a cyber-security center within the Department of Homeland Security.

The main author of the bill Senator Joe Liberman (I- Con) said of cyber-attacks, “It is a clear and present danger. This legislation would fundamentally reshape the way the federal government defends America’s cyberspace. It takes a comprehensive, risk-based, and collaborative approach to addressing critical vulnerabilities in our own defenses.  We believe our bill would go a long way toward improving the security of our government and private critical infrastructure, and therefore the security of the American people.”

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