Top U.S. firms open to voluntary cybersecurity rules: Senate

Michael Kidd works on a computer at ECPI University in Virginia BeachWASHINGTON (Reuters) – Many Fortune 500 companies support the creation of federal cybersecurity standards to protect them from Internet threats like hacking as long as they are voluntary, according to a Senate survey of top U.S. chief executives released on Wednesday. The report resulted from letters sent to Fortune 500 companies in September by Senator Jay Rockefeller, the Democrat from West Virginia who last year authored a now-expired cybersecurity bill and is now renewing his push for such legislation. …

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