Tuesday, October 6, 2015

House Passes HR 3510 – Cybersecurity Strategy

This evening the House passed HR 3510, the Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity Strategy Act of 2015 on a voice vote. There was only 10 minutes (out of an authorized 40 minutes) of debate on the bill before the vote.

As I noted in an earlier post there is really nothing in the bill that specifically addresses control system security issues, but neither does it specifically address IT security issues. This is a very broadly written bill that does not even distinguish between government cybersecurity issues and regulatory cybersecurity issues.

This bill is unlikely to attract even this much attention in the Senate if it is considered there. I would expect that it would be taken up at the end of the day under the unanimous consent process which normally involves no debate.

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