Blackburn Calls for Legislation to Enhance Protections Against Cyber Attacks

Press release from U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R TN-07; December 18, 2014:

Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) issued the following statement regarding the alleged North Korean cyber attack against Sony.

“Sony should have stood its ground and not surrendered to online terrorists. Their failure to prepare for this threat has effectively allowed them to be held hostage by North Korea. This is the type of nightmare data breach scenario many people, including myself, have warned about. We need better data security and privacy provisions. ISPs should have the ability to block malicious, rogue networks. The private sector and government should also be working together to share information about threats.

“There is one absolute truth about data — we still cannot protect it. Last year, when I introduced my SECURE IT legislation, I specifically stated that we needed enhanced measures to protect ourselves from cyber attacks by rogue regimes such as North Korea. That day has arrived.”