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Senate Commerce Panel Discusses Cybersecurity Act at Hearing

CyberStockThe Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee heard testimony from government officials and private sector representatives on Thursday regarding the Cybersecurity Act of 2013, FedScoop reported Thursday.

Cory Bennett writes lawmakers at the hearing  agreed that the bill resulted from a collaborative effort and that both industry and government should continue the partnership to reach its goals.

“The goal is to make good cybersecurity performance equal to good business practice,” said Patrick Gallagher, director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, according to Fedscoop.

Arthur Coviello, executive chairman of EMC’s RSA security division, told lawmakers new legislation should work to strengthen the public-private relationship in the long-term, Bennett reports.

Coviello added the bill could pave the way toward future updates on related laws on cyberhacking, federal data breaches and federal information security management.

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