Congress is finally going big on cyber

Members of U.S. Congress have been discussing the passing of  two critical cyber laws during a hearing that took place September 24th. A bill making it a prerequisite for companies in essential sectors to swiftly notify the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) when they’re hacked. CISA would then share the details with other companies that might be at risk. The second is a rewritten and updated law governing federal information security requirements and procedures.

The odds are favored towards them being passed which will make it the most significant cyber bills to be issued in Congress in over half a decade. The ongoing onslaught of ransomware and cyber-attacks in recent years has produced an urgency to take action on the issue. Though the news has spread, the last time congress made changes to its cyber bills was in 2015.  It will be interesting to see how it effects the rate at which ransomware attacks take place and how protected companies really may be from them even with legislation in place. If you or your business are planning on taking the right measures in applying proper cyber security, Davis Cyber Law can help you ensure that you are taking all the correct precautions.