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It may take a crisis to pass a comprehensive cybersecurity bill

Published 7 May 2014

A major cyberattack disabled two generators in Florida, knocking out power in the cities of Coral Springs and St. Augustine, leading to several deaths and millions of dollars lost. One month later, Congress has to get a bill to the president to fix the vulnerability, but political gridlock, media histrionics, and aggressive campaign by industry lobbyists makes passage of a bill far from certain. With this as their background, 350 members of the Truman National Security Project ran a massive simulation on Saturday to see whether the United States was capable of passing legislation to fix the nation’s cyber vulnerabilities in the aftermath of a national crisis.

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