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July 24, 2012 3:48 pm

Lieberman Leads Push for Passage of Cybersecurity Bill Before August Recess

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U.S.Senator Joe Lieberman. Photo: NCLR.

The Hill – Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and co-sponsors of his cybersecurity bill on Tuesday called for the Senate to pass the measure before the August recess, arguing it would ensure the United States averts a devastating “cyber 9/11” attack.

The co-sponsors defended a revised version of the bill introduced last week and said it was a compromise that members of both parties should be able to support. The changes in the latest version of the bill were made to allay concerns from the private sector and Senate Republicans that it was too regulatory, and to satisfy privacy and civil liberties groups that sought stronger privacy protections.

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