Senator Lieberman has an op ed in the Washington Post today calling for a move forward on his cybersecurity legislation. Meanwhile, Senator Collins (one of the cosponsors of Lieberman’s bill) has called on the President NOT to issue an executive order on cybersecurity. Here’s the opening of Lieberman’s essay:
Congress has recessed until after the November elections without passing cybersecurity legislation, which a bipartisan chorus of prominent defense and intelligence officials says is urgently needed to protect our country’s economic and national security.
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper delivered an unvarnished assessment of the threat from cyberattacks when he told Congress in February: “We all recognize [cyberattacks] as a profound threat to this country, to its future, to its economy, to its very being.”