US Lawmakers Propose Bill to Fortify Federal Cybersecurity
US lawmakers will introduce the Advancing Cybersecurity Diagnostics and Mitigation Act to the US House of Representatives this week. The law aims to bolster the government’s cybersecurity program by providing state, local, and tribal governments with access to the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program that has been in use at the federal level since 2013 to automate and align agency efforts to detect and mitigate security flaws and cyber threats.
The law also order the Department of Homeland Security to improve the CDM program so that it can take on evolving cyber threats. One of the bill’s sponsors said the law aims to “ensure our agencies have the necessary tools to defend against hackers and cyber-threats.”