Wednesday, November 9, 2011

HR 2096 Reported in the House – Cybersecurity

The House Science, Space and Technology Committee report on HR 2096, the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2011, was published by the GPO late last week. The actual markup was conducted back in July, but the bill was not formally reported until October 31st. The bill is now available for action by the House.

This bill is essentially a funding authorization bill for a number of research related programs to enhance information security. In many cases it authorizes programs that expired in 2007; some at higher funding levels but some at much lower levels.

As I noted in my blog post about the introduction of this bill there is a brief mention in §102(1) of critical infrastructure, but there is not a single mention of control systems in the bill. Oh well, it is a cybersecurity bill, just not one that will be of much help to the control system security community.

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