Australia: Home Affairs asks for a rush on Critical Infrastructure Bill to allow ASD to act lawfully

The Department of Home Affairs has requested a rush for the passage of the country's looming critical infrastructure Bill, saying the sector specific rules could be nutted out following Royal Assent.

Biden administration officials endorse ransomware reporting rules

A handful of key Biden administration officials on Tuesday voiced support for legislation that would mandate certain businesses report ransomware attacks to the government.

Tech businesses must tell us about more security breaches, says UK.gov as it ponders lowering report thresholds

The British government wants to make Amazon, Google, and other digital service providers report cybersecurity breaches to the Information Commissioner, according to newly published plans.

States Weigh Bans on Ransomware Payoffs

At least three states—New York, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania—are considering legislation that would ban state and local government agencies from paying the ransom if they’re attacked by cybercriminals.

House Passes Several Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Bills

The U.S. House of Representatives this week passed several cybersecurity bills, including ones related to critical infrastructure, ICS, and grants for state and local governments.

Senators introduce bipartisan bill to secure critical groups against hackers

The bipartisan leaders of two Senate committees on Thursday introduced legislation to shore up the cybersecurity of critical infrastructure after months of crippling cyberattacks.

Biden to Meet Next Month With Private Sector on Cyber Issues

The August meeting comes as the White House is scrambling to help companies protect against ransomware attacks from Russia-based criminal syndicates and as the administration also confronts an aggressive cybersecurity threat from China.

House passes host of bills to strengthen cybersecurity in wake of attacks

The US House of Representatives on Tuesday approved five bipartisan measures designed to enhance various aspects of the nation’s cybersecurity following recent major cyberattacks.

Cybersecurity: DHS escalates mandates for key US pipelines in wake of ransomware attack

The Department of Homeland Security mandated additional cybersecurity measures this week for critical US pipelines, a move meant to protect against ransomware and other known threats.

Ohio Introduces Data Privacy Legislation

On July 13, Ohio Lieutenant Governor John Husted announced the introduction of the Ohio Personal Privacy Act, a comprehensive privacy framework following in the footsteps of several other states.

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