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The push for new legislation to combat cybersecurity threats appears to be gaining steam in Congress. While election year politics, competing legislative priorities and other roadblocks may ultimately derail these legislative efforts, owners of critical infrastructure should take heed: Facility owners would be subject to "performance requirements," certification requirements and third-party audits under new regulations required by pending legislation.
In an article published by Energy Law360 and Project Finance360 on February 23, 2012, Sutherland attorneys Daniel E. Frank, Jennifer J. Kubicek and Mark Thibodeaux outline the contours of the proposed Cybersecurity Act of 2012 and its potential impact on owners of critical energy infrastructure.
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