Today, February 4th, 2010, the House passed the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act, H.R. 4061. The act was passed with overwhelming support: a 422 to 5 vote.
This legislation included the reauthorization of several National Science Foundation cybersecurity programs. It also is put into place in order to improve the movement of cybersecurity technologies to public and marketplace.
According to Eweek.com, House Science and Technology Chairman Bart Gordon, stated, “Improving cybersecurity will require a collaborative effort both domestically and internationally.”
“H.R. 4061 accomplishes this by the development of international cybersecurity technical standards and best practices and by creating a strategic vision for federal cybersecurity R&D.”
The Cybersecurity Enhancement Act, which is the first major cybersecurity legislation in the past year, now moves to forward to the Senate for consideration.