Senate panel OKs cybersecurity bill that would authorize NIST to form standards

08/1/2013 | Bloomberg BNA (free content)

The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee has approved a cybersecurity bill that could prompt additional legislative action on measures to address cyberthreats. The bill would empower the National Institute of Standards and Technology to work with the private sector in formulating standards. "Our bill takes some important steps to help our private companies and our government agencies to defend their networks against their adversaries. It doesn't do everything we need to do to improve our cybersecurity, but it's a good start," said Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va.

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