"We will provide critical infrastructure owners and operators the timely access to actionable cybersecurity information necessary to protect their own networks and facilities," says one of bill's chief sponsors, Rep. Dan Lungren.
Sen. Joseph Lieberman is no Don Quixote, but as a leader on Capitol Hill on all matters cybersecurity, the Connecticut Independent Democrat has a lot invested in getting his dream of enactment of comprehensive cybersecurity legislation before he retires from Congress next year.
As legal issues surrounding data breaches become increasingly complex, more organizations are turning to attorneys for post-breach response, says Lisa Sotto, a managing partner for New York-based law firm Hunton & Williams.
The lack of uniformity in federal and state privacy and security requirements is creating major challenges for health information managers attempting to comply, says Lynne Thomas Gordon, the new CEO of the American Health Information Management Association.
With many questions left unanswered regarding comprehensive cybersecurity legislation, the future seems bleak. But there's hope, says Jacob Olcott, a former top Capitol Hill staffer on cybersecurity matters.