DHS Cyber Hunt and Incident Response Teams Act of 2019 (S 315, 116th Congress)

Policy Details

Policy Details

Originating Entity
Last Action
Passed by vote in Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Date of Last Action
Apr 8 2019
Congressional Session
116th Congress
Date Introduced
Jan 31 2019
Publication Date
Apr 11 2019
Date Made Public
Jan 31 2019

SciPol Summary

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.

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