Rep. Anna Eshoo’s Bill Seeks to Counter Cyber Attacks

CyberCrimeKeyboardRep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) has proposed a bill meant to establish best practices with the goal of combating cyber attacks on U.S. networks.

Eshoo said Thursday “system administrators can better protect their networks and consumer data from a majority of known cyber threats” using established “commonsense best practices.”

Eshoo, a ranking member of the communications and technology subcommittee, authored the Promoting Good Cyber Hygiene Act based on President Barack Obama’s 2013 executive order.

The legislation seeks to instruct the National Institute of Standards and Technology to institute voluntary best practices for network security in consultation with the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Homeland Security.

The bill also requires that the security practices be reviewed and updated annually, and be made available via a public-facing portal.

DHS will also be charged with assessing cybersecurity threats to mobile devices under the bill.

Check Also

FireEye

FireEye to Provide Cybersecurity Defenses to Texas DIR; Pat Sheridan Quoted

FireEye, Inc. has announced that it will offer cyber security defenses to Texas public sector agencies, under Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR), the company reported on Thursday. Through the end of 2020, FireEye security products and Mandiant Solutions services will be available to all Texas agencies, county governments, cities and school districts through DIR’s Bulk Purchase Initiative for Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) solutions.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *