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Senator: Congress needs to pass cybersecurity bill now

Grant Gross | Oct. 2, 2012
The U.S. Congress needs to pass cybersecurity legislation creating voluntary standards for businesses operating critical infrastructure before the country is the victim of a major cyberattack, one lawmaker said.

In addition to destructive attacks, cybercriminals are stealing U.S. intellectual property, she said. "It is our economic edge, our intellectual property, our R&D, that's being stolen," she said. "It costs billions of dollars and millions of jobs to our country."


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