Friday, October 27, 2017

Bills Introduced – 10-26-17

Yesterday, as the House and Senate were preparing to leave for the weekend, 50 bills were introduced. Of those three may be of specific interest to readers of this blog:

HR 4147 To amend title 49, United States Code, to provide certain port authorities, and for other purposes. Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10]

HR 4151 To promote the use of smart technologies and systems in communities, and for other purposes. Rep. Comstock, Barbara [R-VA-10]

S 2020 A bill to establish a voluntary program to identify and promote Internet-connected products that meet industry-leading cybersecurity and data security standards, guidelines, best practices, methodologies, procedures, and processes. Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA]

It is not clear whether or not HR 4147 or HR 4151 include cybersecurity provisions at this point. If they do, they will receive further mention.

S 2020 looks like it will be another overly broad effort by Markey to address a very real cybersecurity concern. This bill will only receive further mention here if the definition of ‘Internet-connected products’ includes industrial control systems.

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