Senate Bill Targets Government’s Response to Agency-Involved Cyber Incidents

NextGov: Two senior senators introduced legislation late last week that would revamp the Federal Information Security Management Act, or FISMA, to explicitly clarify when and how agencies must alert people affected—and Congress—about breaches to federal data systems.

The Federal System Incident Response Act put forth by Sens. Gary Peters, D-Mich., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, marks a bipartisan move to increase transparency, reporting and information-sharing in the government’s response to cybersecurity incidents impacting federal information systems.

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