In an election-shortened session, with debates looming over energy, financial reform and a Supreme Court nominee, the Senate floor is a crowded place. But the majority leader is apparently committed to finding time to debate cybersecurity legislation, which could have a sweeping impact on how firms in sectors such as telecom and energy manage and protect their digital assets.
That was the message coming out of a committee hearing on Tuesday, where the authors of one of several competing bills highlighted the shortcomings of the federal cybersecurity apparatus. eSecurity Planet takes a look.
Senator Joe Lieberman’s not wasting any time.
Lieberman (I-Conn.), who chairs the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, said at a hearing Tuesday that he intends to bring legislation paving the way for a major overhaul of federal cybersecurity policy to a markup session next week.