Let’s take a swift look at the recent cybersecurity bills.
Cybersecurity Disclosure Act of 2019
Introduced by Senator Jack Reed on 28 February 2019, this bill is based on the Cybersecurity Disclosure Act of 2017.
“This legislation advances that goal [bolstering our nation's cybersecurity] by encouraging publicly traded companies to be more transparent about whether and how their Boards of Directors and senior management are prioritizing cybersecurity,” said Jack Reed.
Mind Your Own Business Act of 2019
This bill was introduced last week by Senator Ron Wyden and focuses on user privacy.
Silicon Valley lawmaker Rep. Ro Khanna recently proposed a new bill that mandates training in basic cybersecurity practices for federal employees.
“The internet of things is very exciting. It’s going to help connect so many of ... the gadgets we use into one system, but that also makes them vulnerable to [threats],” said Khanna.