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[ISN] Senate bill may require 'critical' networks to adopt cyber standards
By Grant Gross
IDG News Service
February 14, 2012
A bill in the U.S. Senate would require operators of so-called critical
infrastructure networks to adopt cybersecurity practices if evaluations
by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security find their security lacking.
The new bill, introduced Tuesday by four senators, would cover operators
of systems that, if compromised, would cause mass death, evacuation or
major damage to the U.S. economy, said the sponsors, including Senator
Joe Lieberman, a Connecticut independent and chairman of the Senate
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
If DHS found security holes at a critical infrastructure operator, the
bill would require the operator to work with DHS to develop new security
"This bill would begin to arm us for battle in a war against the cyber
mayhem that is being waged against us by our nation's enemies, organized
criminal gangs, and terrorists who would use the Internet against us as
surely as they turned airliners into guided missiles," Lieberman said in
a statement. "The nation responded after 9/11 to improve its security.
Now we must respond to this challenge so that a cyber 9/11 attack on
America never happens."
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