WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House is about to unveil its proposal to boost the nation's cybersecurity.
The plan to be offered Thursday lays out plans to require industry to better protect systems that run critical infrastructure such as power plants and the electric grid.
Cybersecurity experts familiar with the plan say it also will require companies to tell consumers when their personal information has been compromised and require federal agencies to more carefully monitor their computer networks.
House and Senate committees have been working on cybersecurity legislation while waiting for the administration to weigh in with its proposal.
The process has been difficult, as industry leaders, privacy advocates and security experts wrangle over how to protect the U.S. from cyberattacks without infringing on business practices or civil liberties.
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