Senate to consider cybersecurity legislation again in November
- By Defense Systems Staff
- Oct 16, 2012
Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) said Oct. 15 that he supports Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) plans to try to get cybersecurity legislation passed by the Senate in November, reports The Hill.
Since only Congress can implement tools and procedures to strengthen bolster the nation's network defenses against cyberattacks, it is essential that it take action this year, Coats said.
After listening to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's Oct. 11 warning that the United States is at risk of devastating cyberattack, Reid decided to bring cybersecurity legislation to the floor again in November after Republicans blocked a bill in August, the story said.