States and Cities Tackle a Multitude of Cybersecurity Concerns

Governing: Last week, the Ohio state Legislature almost unanimously passed legislation that would create a new group of state-level penalties for illegal hacking and other cybercrimes. Backers of House Bill 368, which now heads to the Senate, say the changes are needed because Ohio law right now only criminalizes successful computer hacks, not attempts.

Current state law also bases the severity of the offense on the damages suffered by the victim, which bill proponents say is an outdated way to measure the harm done by a cyberattack or an attempted computer breach.

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