White House tries cyber scare demonstration to spur Senate


Napolitano used images projected on screens to walk lawmakers through a hack. Jay Westcott/POLITICOBy Jennifer Martinez – The White House orchestrated a simulated cyberattack on New York City’s power supply during a summer heat wave late Wednesday to illustrate not only potential human and economic casualties, but to tee up support for Senate passage of a sweeping cybersecurity bill.

Backed by the White House and Senate Democrats, the Lieberman bill would require operators of critical infrastructure to work with DHS to set security standards they must follow. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other business groups have raised concerns that this approach is too regulatory and would refocus industry’s attention from security to complying with new government mandates. more> http://tinyurl.com/74kpx9h

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