Symantec backs Lieberman cybersecurity bill

Symantec, on the other hand, took a different view in its letter and lauded the bill's approach.

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"The bill strikes the right balance between improving public-private information sharing capabilities while ensuring that privacy and civil liberties remain intact and protected," McGuire wrote. "We also applaud the decision to leverage existing regulatory and voluntary regimes — instead of creating new ones — to promote cybersecurity risk assessments and the adoption of standards for critical information infrastructure."

Microsoft, Oracle, Cisco, EMC and CA Technologies voiced their support for Lieberman's bill last week. Co-sponsors Sens. Jay RockefellerJay RockefellerLobbying world Overnight Tech: Senators place holds on FCC commissioner Overnight Tech: Senate panel to vote on Dem FCC commissioner MORE (D-W.Va.) and Dianne FeinsteinDianne FeinsteinThis week: Shutdown deadline looms over Congress Week ahead: Election hacks, Yahoo breach in the spotlight Overnight Tech: Pressure builds ahead of TV box vote | Intel Dems warn about Russian election hacks | Spending bill doesn't include internet measure MORE (D-Calif.) sent a letter to Symantec and more than a dozen other tech companies earlier this month to ask for their support for the bill.