Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Bills Introduced – 03-15-16

With both the House and Senate in session yesterday there were 26 bills introduced. Three of those bills may be of specific interest to readers of this blog:

HR 4740 To direct the Attorney General to make grants to States and units of local government for the prevention, enforcement, and prosecution of cybercrimes against individuals, and for other purposes. Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5]

HR 4743 To authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish a National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium, and for other purposes. Rep. Castro, Joaquin [D-TX-20]

S 2684 A bill to provide for the operation of unmanned aircraft systems by owners and operators of critical infrastructure. Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK] 

The Clark and Castro bills probably have nothing to do with control system security. If so, they will not be mentioned again.

The Inhofe bill is an odd take on UAS and critical infrastructure in that it apparently does nothing to protect CI against drone intrusions. We will see.

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