Senators and representative have returned to the Capitol, yet no one predicts that lawmakers will enact significant cybersecurity legislation during the lame-duck session before the 111th Congress fades into history in a few weeks.
If lawmakers seek a vote on a cybersecurity bill, the partisan bickering on other issues shouldn't prove to be a roadblock. "Sometimes what you're looking for are legislative victories when can't get the big things," former Rep. Tom Davis says.
IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman responds that the IRS has reduced material weaknesses in its security controls over the past year, with the agency taking additional steps to reduce risk further in the coming year.
The possibility grows that hackers could take away control of the car from drivers as more automakers provide vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications networks to third-party development.