FCC Chief Asks Internet Providers to Strengthen Network Security

Feb. 22, 2012

Genachowski's remarks add to debate in Washington over how to strengthen security of computer networks. A bipartisan Senate bill introduced last week would require better defenses by companies running systems essential to U.S. economic and national security.

The push for comprehensive cybersecurity legislation has intensified following attacks last year on companies including New York-based Citigroup Inc., the third-largest U.S. bank by assets, and Bethesda, Maryland-based Lockheed Martin Corp., the world's largest defense company.

Genachowski spoke at an event sponsored by the Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington-based group founded by former lawmakers that says it works to promote bipartisan solutions to public-policy issues.