Senator calls for review of energy infrastructure cybersecurity policy
Democrat Maria Cantwell introduced two letters in a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee requesting review of the nation's energy infrastructure cybersecurity.
Cyber experts tell Congress that if companies can't hack back, maybe the feds should
Corporate cybersecurity experts told senators that the U.S. government should launch offensive cyber-missions against hackers who attack and steal information from American companies.
Electric power industry puts cybersecurity to forefront with Trump, lawmakers
The electric power industry is pushing to have their cybersecurity concerns heard by the Trump administration. Electric company executives last week met with top administration officials, including Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and acting deputy undersecretary for the Homeland Security Department’s cyber division Jeanette Manfra, to discuss collaborative efforts concerning power grid security, incident response and cyber threat information sharing programs, Politico first reported. These meetings were described as an initial opportunity for the public and private sector to speak about relevant, shared goals and priorities.
Congress is about to have a really challenging year on cybersecurity
2017 will be a banner year for cybersecurity in Congress and that isn’t necessarily a good thing, said House Intelligence Committee Staff Director Michael Bahar, “we have kicked off the year with a lot going wrong with Russia and its hacking.” While there are multiple probes by different committees, in both the House and Senate, to investigate Russia’s influence on the 2016 presidential election, those retrospective efforts are just the beginning of what will ultimately be a very busy year in Congress as lawmakers face a myriad of cybersecurity-related policy decisions.
Superstar cybersecurity committee proposed by senators
A new bipartisan bill introduced to the Senate Wednesday hopes to bring about a “Select Committee on Cybersecurity,” which is designed to act as a central entity overseeing cybersecurity efforts across multiple federal agencies.
New cybersecurity subcommittee formed under Senate Armed Services
The Senate Armed Services Committee welcomed a new subcommittee Wednesday focused on cybersecurity. The oversight and policy writing group will be led by Sen. Mike Rounds, R-SD., and ranking member Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla.