Privacy & Security Matters Mintz Levin : Data Compliance & Security, Employee Privacy Lawyer & Attorney

Cybersecurity Act of 2012 Fails in Senate — ” A moment of disappointment…”

Posted in Uncategorized

CNN reports that the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 (SB 3414) has failed to pass the US Senate.   A cloture vote failed by a vote of 42-46, mostly along party lines.

Sens. Joe Lieberman, I-Connecticut, and Susan Collins, R-Maine, introduced the bill.

“This is a moment of disappointment that I really cannot conceal,” Lieberman said after the vote. “But the threat of cyberattack is so real, so urgent and so clearly growing that I am not going to be petulant about this.”

It is unlikely that cybersecurity legislation will reappear before the election.

Read more at CNN.com – here.