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Legislation introduced to curb cyber attacks targeting nation’s critical industries

In an effort to better secure the nation’s “most critical assets,” such as industries that manage energy and water supplies and the financial sector, lawmakers have introduced new cyber security legislation.

The bill, called the National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act of 2013, was introduced Wednesday as a bipartisan effort by four lawmakers: Michael McCaul, R-Texas (chairman of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee); Congressman Bennie G. Thompson, D-Miss.; Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, D-N.Y.; and Patrick Meehan, R-Pa. (chairman of the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies on Homeland Security for the U.S. House of Representatives).

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