Thursday, August 19, 2021

Review - HR 4513 Introduced – Small Business Advanced Cybersecurity

Last month, Rep Donalds (R,FL) introduce HR 4513, the Small Business Advanced Cybersecurity Enhancements Act of 2021. The bill would amend 15 USC 648. It would require the Small Business Administration (SBA) to establish cybersecurity assistance units in each small business development center as well as a central small business cybersecurity assistance unit to inform and coordinate the activities of the regional centers. The bill would require the SBA to allocate $1 million each year from existing funding for those regional assistance units.

The House Small Business Committee held a markup hearing on July 29th, 2021 and considered HR 4513, along with six other bills. The bill passed on a voice vote, indicating there was at least some bipartisan support for the bill. I suspect that the bill will be considered by the full House under the suspension of the rules process, and it would probably pass.

For more detailed information on the provisions of this bill, including my suggestions to ensure that the information sharing is a two-way process, see my article at CFSN Detailed Analysis - - subscription required.

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