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July 3, 2012 4:14 pm

Rise in Cyberattacks Could Move Lieberman Bill to Senate Floor

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Senator Joe Lieberman (right) with Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon (left) in Munich. Photo: wiki commons.

The Hill – Companies that operate critical infrastructure systems have reported a sharp rise in cybersecurity incidents over a three-year period, according to a new report from an arm of the Department of Homeland Security.

Companies reported 198 cyber incidents in 2011, up from 41 incidents in 2010 and just nine in 2009, the report said. The rise in reported incidents comes as the Senate is gridlocked on legislation that would require operators of critical infrastructure to meet new cybersecurity standards.

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