While the House had already left town for their Easter Recess, the Senate was still at work on their budget bill. They also had time to submit a number of new bills including just one that will probably be of interest to the cybersecurity community:
S 658 Latest Title: A bill to amend titles 10 and 32, United States Code, to enhance capabilities to prepare for and respond to cyber emergencies, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Sen Gillibrand, Kirsten E. (D,NY)
As with any other type of security, one must assume that cybersecurity protections for critical infrastructure are, at some point, going to fail. One would like to think that cyber emergency response procedures are in place before that happens. Maybe this bill will help to ensure that; we’ll have to see bill to see if that may be the intention here.