Leading senators,Sens. John Rockefeller and Dianne Feinstein, both Democrats; Susan Collins, a Republican, and Joseph Lieberman, an independent,  introduced a cybersecurity bill on Tuesday aimed at safeguarding the nation’s water and power systems, which experts have warned often only have the most rudimentary protections against hackers.

They drafted a comprehensive bill that would require the secretary of Homeland Security to designate certain infrastructure as critical and compel steps to safeguard against hackers.

“The prospect of mass casualty is what has propelled us to make cybersecurity a top priority for this year, to make it an issue that transcends political parties or ideology,” Rockefeller told the Senate on Tuesday morning.

Source: MSNBC