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Press conference: Cosponsors Discuss revised Cybersecurity Act, S.3414, and the concessions made to win support for legislation to address a threat that is well upon us

Press Conference

Location: Senate Radio Television Gallery S-325



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WASHINGTON—The five chief sponsors of the revised Cybersecurity Act of 2012 will discuss the concessions they made to their original bill in order to pass some form of legislation at a press conference on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at noon in the Radio and TV Gallery.

The co-sponsors are: Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn., Ranking Member Susan Collins, R-Maine, Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., Select Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein, D-Ca., and Federal Financial Management Subcommittee Chairman Tom Carper, D-Del..

Press conference participants will explain the differences between the earlier version of the Cybersecurity Act and the new one – which were made to win Republican votes so Congress can addresses the increasing cyber attacks, or immediate threat of attack, from foreign nations, hacktivists, criminals, and terrorists against the nation’s most critical cyber systems.