Northrop CEO Urges Congress to Pass Cybersecurity Legislation
Reuters, By Jim Finkle
U.S. weapons maker Northrop Grumman Corp on Thursday urged
U.S. lawmakers to enact cybersecurity legislation that would limit the liability
of U.S. companies and enable them to take more decisive action to protect their
"We need to move to a place as a country where the legal
framework matches the technology framework, or even gets within a decade of the
technology framework," Northrop Chief Executive Wes Bush told Reuters
after a speech to the Economic Club.
"It has lagged so terribly today that it causes companies to
be extraordinarily risk averse to doing some of the things that they really
need to do to better protect the infrastructure," said Bush.
He said it was critical to enact legislation that would allow
better information sharing between industry and government on threats to
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