Cybersecurity measure fails in Senate; Obama mulls executive order

11/15/2012 | Hill, The · Bloomberg

A bill to bolster the nation's cybersecurity has again failed to reach a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate. Republicans opposed the measure, which would have created voluntary standards for companies involved in critical industries, saying it represented a slippery slope to additional government regulation. Observers say the failure makes it more likely that President Barack Obama will act to strengthen cybersecurity through an executive order.

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