Epoch Times Politics Reports — Bipartisan Bill Seeks to Harden Critical Infrastructure Against Cyberattacks

Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.) and a bipartisan group of House lawmakers on Friday introduced a bill meant to make America’s critical systems more resilient against cyberattacks, as parts of the country continue to reel from last week’s Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack. Slotkin, a former CIA analyst and Pentagon official, announced the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Cyber Exercise Act in a Friday statement, in which she said attacks like the one targeting Colonial Pipeline “have the potential to devastate our economy and our way of life.” Co-sponsors of the bill include Rep. Andrew Garbarino (R-N.Y.), the ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee cyber subcommittee, and Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.), the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee cyber subcommittee. The bill would require CISA, the agency that spearheads federal cybersecurity efforts, to create new ways for U.S. businesses and governments to test their critical infrastructure against the threat …Read MoreEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

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