Sen. John McCain Eyes Creation of Senate Cybersecurity Subcommittee

Sen. John McCain
Sen. John McCain

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) plans to form a cybersecurity-dedicated subcommittee if he is elected chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Defense News reported Thursday.

McCain said he wants to add a fresh cybersecurity bill to the Senate’s roster of top-priority legislation, Leo Shane III reports.

The senator also highlighted in a statement the cyber attack sustained by Sony Pictures as stressing the need for a comprehensive cybersecurity bill, according to the report.

The Sony hack “is only the latest in a long and troubling list of attempts by malign actors to use cyber to undermine our economic and national security interests,” McCain said.

McCain added that the attack poses serious national security issues, Defense News reports.

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