Cybersecurity legislation roundup, 2012 edition - UPDATED

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Cybersecurity legislation within Congress once again is proliferating at a rapid pace, with a number of bills representing contending views on how involved the federal government should be in private sector cybersecurity and the degree to which the White House and the Homeland Security Department should have direct involvement in other agencies' cybersecurity efforts.

We've rounded up the major bills now under consideration. You can read our cybersecurity legislation coverage here.

Bill

Title

Primary Sponsors

Status

Related Bill

S. 1152

Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2011

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.)

June 7, 2011: Referred to Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation

H.R. 2096

S. 2105

Cybersecurity Act of 2012

Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), Susan Collins (R-Maine)

Feb. 16, 2012: Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar

 

S. 2111

Cyber Crime Protection Security Act

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.)

Feb. 16, 2012: Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar

 

S. 2151

SECURE IT

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.)

March 1, 2012: Referred to House Commerce, Science, and Transportation

H.R. 4263

H.R.2096 Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2011 Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) Oct. 31, 2011: Approved by House Science, Space and Technology; placed on the Union Calendar S. 1152

H.R. 3523

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011

Reps. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) and Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.)

Dec. 1, 2011: Reported to House Intelligence with a vote of 17-1

 

H.R. 3674

PRECISE Act of 2011

Reps. Dan Lungren (D-Calif.) and James Langevin (D-R.I.)

Dec. 15, 2011: Approved by the House Homeland Security subcommittee on cybersecurity, infrastructure protection, and security technologies; forwarded to the House committees on Oversight and Government Reform; Science Space, and Technology; Judiciary; Intelligence

 

H.R 3834

Advancing America's Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Act of 2012

Rep. Ralph Hall (R-Texas) March 22, 2012: Approved by the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee  

H.R. 4263

SECURE IT

Reps. Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.)

March 27, 2012: Referred to the House committees on Oversight and Government Reform; Judiciary; Armed Services; Intelligence

S. 2105

H.R. 4257

Federal Information Security Amendments Act of 2012 

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.)

April 18, 2012: Approved by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

 

UPDATED April 23, 2012 to include H.R. 3834 and change the status of the Issa bill from draft to approved by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.