Joseph Lazzarotti writes:
Together with some other U.S. Senators who have offered data security laws in recent years, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid introduced S.21 on January 25. The bill, a “sense of Congress” bill, urges the passage of a comprehensive law to address cybersecurity, without making any changes to current law.
This bill is important in that it acknowledges the critical role information technology plays in the U.S. economy:
With information technology now the backbone of the United States economy, a critical element of United States national security infrastructure and defense systems, the primary foundation of global communications, and a key enabler of most critical infrastructure, nearly every single American citizen is touched by cyberspace and is threatened by cyber attacks.
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