Senators Release Cyber Incident Reporting Bill

Critical infrastructure cyber-attack incidents have led to legislation on cyber-attacks.

On Tuesday, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committed release legislation requiring that cyber-attacks to critical infrastructure be reported to the government within 72 hours by owners and operators. The bill, released by Chairman Gary Peters of Michigan and Ranking Member Rob Portman of Ohio, comes in the wake of multiple hacks and attacks against infrastructure in the past year.

“When entities, such as critical infrastructure owners and operators, fall victim to network breaches or pay hackers to unlock their systems, they must notify the federal government so we can warn others, prepare for the potential impacts, and help prevent other widespread attacks,” Senators Peters stated.

Senator Mark Warner of Virginia anticipates a merging of elements this legislation with of his Cyber Incident Notification Act, introduced earlier this year, and some proposals within the National Defense Authorization Act

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for Chairman Peters as he heads the Senate committee.
  • For members of the Senate as they seek to comprehensively protect critical infrastructure from cyber attacks.
  • For Congress to work together to benefit the nation.

Sources:, Federal Network News


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