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 Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) and Dianne Feinstein (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.