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Republican leaders released a scornful report regarding the Equifax data breach on Monday, listing a series of Cyber security risks and failures that preceded in 2017 where data of over 140 million Americans were compromised.
After few hours Democrat leaders released a counter report about consumer agency blaming the Republican colleagues for not demanding new cyber security laws to prevent any subsequent data breach.
The conflict also highlights the difficulty for the consensus in cyber security laws. This fact has raised a serious question on how these two parties will manage other essential issues.
Daniel Schuman, a former congressional member, said:
Schuman said. “That’s especially true when cybersecurity intersects with other issues that can be more partisan — such as how much money the government should spend and how actively it should regulate private industry.”
These conflicts could be overcome by major devastation, such as cyber attack and risks most probably against the energy grid or financial sector.