Originally published: January 14, 2010
Last updated: January 14, 2010 - 5:01pm
Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John (Jay) Rockefeller (D-WV) said that Google's announcement that it had been the victim of cyber attacks originating from China underscore the need for the nation to take cybersecurity more seriously, adding that his panel would mark up his cybersecurity legislation early this year.
His bill, among other things, would formally establish the position of White House cybersecurity adviser, an individual who would coordinate the federal government's cybersecurity activities and report directly to the president. After months of delay, President Barack Obama announced last month that he had tapped Howard Schmidt to serve as the administration's cybersecurity coordinator, a position similar to the one Rockefeller's bill would create.
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