House members support Senate cyber bill

Thursday - 6/17/2010, 5:24pm EDT

Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.)

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  • A Senate bill to improve the nation's readiness to battle cybersecurity attacks on government and private networks has garnered key supporters. Rep. Jane Harman (D-Ca.) has joined Republican colleague Peter King in supporting S-3480 -- the Senate bill sponsored by Sens. Lieberman, Snow and Carper. Harman and King say they will introduce a companion to the measure in the House. Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss) is Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and gave his thoughts about the bill on the Hill. (Click on the audio link at the top of the page to hear the comments.)

  • Cyber criminals have really upped their game, and targeted cyber attacks more sophisticated and agile then before. Marc Maiffret is the chief security architect for Fire Eye and says cyber criminals are becoming more organized and professional in their attacks. (Read the full story.)

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