Lieberman's proposal would put the United States Department of Homeland Security in charge of regulating critical infrastructure protections, he said. "I've not seen the case yet where the government needs to come in and tell private network operators how to secure their networks," Brito said.
Of the two bills, Lieberman's proposal looks the one more likely to be debated in the Senate, Brito predicted.
If and when a Senate passes a bill, it will then need to be reconciled with the House version before it lands on the President's desk. The White House on Wednesday threatened to veto the CISPA legislation in the form passed by the House.
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