Friday, February 22, 2019

S 333 Introduced – Cybersecurity Consortium

Earlier this month Sen. Cornyn (R,TX) introduced S 333, National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Act of 2019. The bill would authorize the DHS NCCIC to work with a consortium of non-profit entities to “develop, update, and deliver cybersecurity training in support of homeland security” {§2(1)}.

S 333 is a companion bill to HR 1062 that I discussed earlier this week. As I noted in that blog post, Neither Cornyn, nor his two co-sponsors are members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Normally this would mean that it would be unlikely for that Committee to consider the bill. Interestingly, this bill is an exception to that ‘rule’. The bill was considered on February 13th and adopted without amendment in a voice vote.

If this bill makes it to the floor of the Senate (probably under their unanimous consent process) it is likely to pass.

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