Tag Archives: Senate

In a Surprising Move, Congress Passes Four Cybersecurity Bills

In a flurry of activity on cybersecurity, the U.S. Congress unexpectedly approved four cybersecurity bills that clarify the role of the Department of Homeland Security in private-sector information sharing, codify the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s cybersecurity framework, reform oversight of federal information systems, and enhance the cybersecurity workforce. … Continue Reading

Recent Federal Government Activity on Cybersecurity

The absence of congressional action on cybersecurity legislation has spurred efforts by various entities to exert influence over cybersecurity policy. This blog post contains a client alert that focuses on a number of those efforts, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s creation of a new cybersecurity office and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s action on cybersecurity Critical Infrastructure Protection standards.… Continue Reading

Security Expert Blasts TSA's New Screening Procedures

In response to the Transportation Security Administration's new screening procedures, Professor Fred Cate has published an open letter to Senators Rockefeller and Hutchison critiquing the ineffective and violative nature of random pat-downs. … Continue Reading

Updates on Federal Cybersecurity Legislation

The U.S. Congress is considering a number of cybersecurity-oriented bills, including the GRID Act, the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act, the American Clean Energy Leadership Act and the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act. … Continue Reading