Pitfalls continue to hamper Senate cybersecurity effort

03/8/2013 | Politico (Washington, D.C.)

Members of the Senate commerce and homeland security committees took up the issue of cybersecurity in a special session Thursday, where administration witnesses -- including Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano -- pressed for legislative action, but the tone of the discussion revealed that little has changed in the partisan climate that hampered two similar efforts last year. Democrats, led by Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware, continue to favor rules requiring private firms to disclose information about breaches, while Republicans remain concerned about the burden additional restrictions would place on the private sector.

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