Sens. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., and Olympia Snowe,R-Maine, the chairman and ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, released a new draft of comprehensive, bipartisan cybersecurity legislation this week. The primary goal of the measure, according to the committee's news release, is to "address our nation's vulnerability to cyber crime, global cyber espionage, and cyber attacks." The following is a statement by Peter Davidson, Verizon senior vice president of federal government relations:
"Americans face increasingly sophisticated cyberthreats aimed at our families, businesses and government. The legislation drafted by Sens. Rockefeller and Snowe puts the nation on a much stronger footing to confront these threats. Verizon works every day to protect our customers, which include many government clients, and the networks they use from cyberthreats. We appreciate the senators' leadership and collaborative public-private approach to this very important challenge."