U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid recently said the Senate will debate cyber security legislation in the coming year.

"Reid sent a letter to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell detailing plans to bring comprehensive cybersecurity legislation to the floor of the Senate for debate early in 2012," writes Threatpost's Paul Roberts. "The move was greeted with approval by both Republican and Democratic members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee."

"Capitol Hill watchers say that cybersecurity legislation may be one of a short list of issues that can find enough bipartisan support to pass Congress in an election year and get signed into law," Roberts writes.

Go to "Citing Crisis, Senate Leader Puts Cybersecurity Bill On 2012 Agenda" to read the details.

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