Cybersecurity Bill Blocked by Senate Republicans

Senate Republicans dealt a potentially fatal blow to a White House-backed cybersecurity measure on Thursday, leaving the bill's supporters pessimistic that a compromise could be reached this year to bolster the country's computer security.
August 3, 2012
 

Senate Republicans dealt a potentially fatal blow to a White House-backed cybersecurity measure on Thursday, leaving the bill's supporters pessimistic that a compromise could be reached this year to bolster the country's computer security. The legislation would create mechanisms for sharing cyberthreat information between government and businesses, and would set voluntary cybersecurity standards for companies that run critical infrastructure such as power grids.

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