House Approves Cyber Preparedness Bill

The House late yesterday approved on a 394-3 vote HR 4743, the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Act of 2016.  The bill would authorize the Department of Homeland Security to establish a National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium “to engage academic, nonprofit, private industry, and federal, state, and local government partners to address cybersecurity risks and incidents, including acts of terrorism,” according to the House Homeland Security Committee, which approved the measure last month (TRDaily, April 28).  The consortium would, among other things, provide training to state and local officials and first responders to cybersecurity and terrorism risks and incidents. It would also help states and communities to develop cybersecurity information-sharing programs.

Courtesy TRDaily