Senate bill proposes requiring cyber incident notification to feds within 24 hours

Senate Intelligence Chairman Mark Warner is sharing draft bipartisan legislation that would require critical infrastructure owners, cybersecurity incident response firms and federal contractors to report cyber intrusions to the Homeland Security Department within 24 hours. It’s one of the earliest bills to respond a spate of attacks that began with the SolarWinds breach and continued on through the Microsoft Exchange hack and ransomware incidents at Colonial Pipeline and meat supplier JBS. It won’t be the last, either in the House or Senate. Warner has been pushing the idea for months.¬†At a February hearing of Warner’s committee the Virginia Democrat, other senators and witnesses from SolarWinds, Microsoft and FireEye discussed the thought Warner had been floating. The fear was that if FireEye hadn’t voluntarily disclosed that it was a victim of the SolarWinds supply chain hack that compromised nine federal agencies and many technology companies, the damage would’ve been more severe. … Continue reading Senate bill proposes requiring cyber incident notification to feds within 24 hours