House, Senate cyber plans have much in common

Wednesday - 10/19/2011, 5:57pm EDT

James Lewis, technology fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies

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The House and Senate appear to be taking opposite cyber strategies. The House wants to separate cyber components into different bills while the Senate wants one comprehensive bill.

However, the content of the proposals in both chambers have a lot in common, said James Lewis, director and senior fellow of the Technology and Public Policy Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, in an interview with In Depth with Francis Rose.

"There's hope we can get something done in this Congress," Lewis said.

With the realization that cyber could have huge economic consequences, now more than in the last few years, lawmakers are paying attention to cybersecurity, he said.