Daily Times reports: National legislation designed to bolster the nation’s defense against the types of cyber attacks that devastated Target is expected to receive a markup in subcommittee this week.
The National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act was introduced last month by a bipartisan group of legislators, including U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-7, of Upper Darby.
The bill is designed to strengthen efforts to protect critical infrastructure from cyber attacks. It establishes an equal partnership between private industry and the Department of Homeland Security in an effort to mitigate damage from cyber attacks. It also prohibits any new DHS regulations.
Meehan serves as the chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies.
“The cyber bill is one of the things that can be of significant assistance in terms of enabling us to work collaboratively when we identify information,” Meehan told CBS3. “Being able to get that information to the kind of people that can, in effect, put a tourniquet on problems as they’re occurring and significantly reduce them.”
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