Well, that headline might be premature. Unless something dramatic happens in the lame duck session after today’s midterm elections — which appears unlikely — we will not have a cybersecurity bill this year. And that might not be such a bad thing, because while lawmakers have made some good headway on cybersecurity issues in the 111th Congress, challenging questions remain.
With Cybersecurity Awareness Month now behind us, it seems an appropriate time to pause and review the bidding that has brought us to this point.
Two major cybersecurity bills have made it through committee in the Senate and a considerable amount of work has been done to reconcile them into a package (more…)