Federal Agencies’ Cyber Alert Window Accelerates in House Bill

Jan. 11, 2022, 8:51 PM

Federal agencies impacted by a major cybersecurity incident would have 72 hours to report the event to Congress and the nation’s top cyber officials under bipartisan legislation being floated in the House.

The proposed reporting timeline, a significant acceleration from the current allowance of seven days, is part of a draft bill released Tuesday by Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) and James Comer (R-Ky.).

The bill, known as the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2022, would update a 20-year-old law dictating federal cybersecurity practices and policies. The law was last updated in 2014.

Since then, new cyber roles have been ...

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