US Senate Looks at New Cybersecurity Measures for New Era in Homeland Security
In a meeting today, a United States Senate committee examined new measures to enhance federal reporting for cybersecurity vulnerabilities that threaten “critical infrastructure”. They convened in an attempt to establish new support for state and local governments confronting threats like ransomware.
The centerpiece of the March 11 hearing of the Committee on Homeland Security is bill S. 3045, the Cybersecurity Vulnerability Identification and Notification Act of 2019. First introduced in December, the new bill looks to amend the landmark Homeland Security Act of 2002 to include new provisions aimed specifically at cybersecurity.