By Jennifer Ludden and John W. WhiteheadThe Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection Act of 2013 is a sweeping and sweeping overhaul of the U.S. cyber security infrastructure, one that was originally introduced by President Barack Obama to help curb the spread of cyberthreats to U.M.D. and other government agencies.
The bill was passed by the Senate on a party-line vote of 98-2 in February, but the House, which controls both chambers of Congress, is expected to take it up next week.
The Cyber Security and Consumer Protections Act of 2014 (CSPHA) was introduced by Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) as an amendment to the Senate bill.
Lofgren’s amendment would allow for the use of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for cyber threats, a move that would allow the UMPD to issue more robust cyber threats to companies and individuals in the event of a severe disruption to the nation’s critical infrastructure.
“It’s time to bring cyber threats from cyber criminals, criminals who are using the Internet as a platform for malicious activities to a federal agency’s attention,” said Lofberg, the bill’s sponsor in the House.
“This is a time to be proactive in our response to cyber threats.
The CSPHA provides a way to do just that.”
A cybersecurity expert with the cybersecurity firm Mandiant, which has worked closely with the DHS on the legislation, said the changes could make the UMDPS more effective in fighting cyberattacks.
Citing recent cyberattacks on the UMI, which runs the UMass Dartmouth Center for Cybersecurity Research, Mandiant said that the agency’s cybersecurity expertise could be put to use in defending against cyber attacks.
It’s unclear what the impact of Lofburgs amendment would be on other agencies such as the UMB, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the UMP, which is the parent agency of the UMPD.
While cybersecurity experts say that the amendments could have some impact on cybersecurity in general, Lofergans amendment could also put some of the burden of cybersecurity in the hands of private companies.
A Cybersecurity Risk Management Program (CRMP) would be set up to help private companies identify threats and prioritize actions that might help protect the UMA from cyber attacks, according to a February announcement by the DHS.
There are several ways that private companies could be asked to step up and help defend the UME in a cyber event.
Companies could be required to share information on their cyber threat response, such as their current threat model, with other government departments, and could be subject to more rigorous standards for protecting their systems from cyber threats and attacks, the DHS said in the announcement.
If an incident is deemed to be significant enough to require government agencies to act, companies would be required in order to make such decisions, which would include identifying how to prioritize response.
This could also include prioritizing efforts to defend against cyber threats before they actually do occur, according to the DHS’s announcement.
As part of the bill, the UMO also proposed a new cybersecurity strategy that would require the UMC to set up a Cybersecurity Infrastructure Protection Center, which the DHS and other agencies would be expected to support with resources.
According to the UMM’s website, the plan “aims to better protect the UM in the wake of the recent disruption, while simultaneously helping to protect the public, UMA, and the federal government in the aftermath of a cyber attack.”
In a statement to the media, the UM’s CEO said the UM will work with all levels of government to provide for the protection of the public and the private sector in a time of emergency.
At a press conference on Friday, the CEO of the private company Symantec said the company has received a number of threats over the last few weeks.
Symantec, which was among the companies that initially received a cybersecurity threat in the Umar Khan case, said it will continue to invest in security measures and support cyber defense in the face of cyber attacks that could pose a threat to its network and the cybersecurity of the Internet.
“We are currently monitoring the threats, working to develop a proactive response and provide technical assistance,” the statement said.
What to Know What’s happening with the bill?
The bill has been referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, Transportation, and Infrastructure.
Will this bill impact my business?
Yes, according the DHS: The legislation would require federal agencies to issue cyber threat assessments that would include a review of their vulnerability to cyber attacks and provide information to the public regarding the threat that an agency faces.
In addition, agencies would also have to share cyber threat information with the public through a cybersecurity infrastructure risk management program that would also help private firms identify threats to their networks. How does