Category Archives: Angus King

Legislators rail against potential rollback of flexible DOD cyber powers

Plans to review and potentially scale back a Trump-era rule providing broad authorities to the Department of Defense to launch offensive cyber operations without White House permission sparked concern from legislators at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday. National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command leader Gen. Paul Nakasone testified at the hearing, responding to […]

The Cyberspace Solarium Commission pushed some major policies into law. So what now?

A little more than a year removed from its role in advancing some of the most significant cybersecurity legislation ever enacted, the Cyberspace Solarium Commission is transforming into version 2.0 of itself. With some of its key recommendations now law — such as the creation of the Office of the National Cyber Director in the […]

Proposal for industries to report big cyberattacks, ransomware payments wins Senate approval

The Senate passed legislation Tuesday evening requiring critical infrastructure owners to report to the feds when they suffer a major cyberattack or make a ransomware payment — shaking loose a bill that got stuck in the chamber last year. Under the measure, which now moves to the House for potential consideration, those critical infrastructure owners […]

Rep. Katko introduces bill that would prioritize security for key US critical infrastructure

The top Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee introduced legislation Tuesday directing the Homeland Security Department’s cyber wing to identify U.S. digital infrastructure that, if attacked, would severely debilitate national security, economic security or public safety. Under the legislation from Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y., DHS’ Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency would designate the nation’s […]

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