IBM comes out swinging against revised cybersecurity bill


46th Munich Security Conference 2010: Senator ...

46th Munich Security Conference 2010: Senator Joseph I. Lieberman (ri) and Senator John McCain (le).
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By Brendan Sasso – Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and other lawmakers scaled back their cybersecurity legislation in a bid to win over businesses and Republicans, but the changes weren’t enough to satisfy IBM.

The company acknowledged that lawmakers made “substantial changes,” but said the bill “remains flawed.”

IBM worried that the the incentives would “quickly transform into a de facto government regulatory scheme.” The company also complained that the legislation unnecessarily slows down the sharing of cyber threat information and imposes too much bureaucracy on the process. more> http://tinyurl.com/c2bstwv

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