Passed by vote in Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Date of Last Action
Apr 8 2019
Jan 31 2019
Apr 11 2019
Date Made Public
Jan 31 2019
This bill amends section 2209 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 659) to authorize the the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center to arrange and dispatch cyber-specialists to requesting private and/or government entities throughout the Nation following a cyber incident, such as automated bot-net attacks (and as defined by the Homeland Security Act). Per the bill, cyber-specialist teams can be dispatched by the DHS to respond to cyber threats and incidents throughout the country. Once dispatched, these teams assist with the identification and mitigation of cyber threats as well as the restoration of services in the event that the requesting entity's faculties are hindered by a cyber incident.
The Hill – The federal government needs to engage with private companies developing self-driving cars to make sure they are safe from cyber threats, a fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology said Tuesday.
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