The U.S. federal government has enacted important cybersecurity laws in 2022 and will likely move forward with many of these bills before the year’s end.
As the 117th Congress moves into summer, typically the time for legislative doldrums, it’s helpful to look back at recently enacted cybersecurity-related legislation and peer ahead to see what bills could become law before the end of the year. Since the beginning of the current Congress on January 3, 2021, at least 498 pieces of legislation have been introduced that deal in whole or part with cybersecurity.
Of these, only 13 have passed both chambers, and even fewer, nine so far, have become law with a presidential signature. However, many of the most meaningful cybersecurity government actions since this Congress began have stemmed not from legislation but from executive branch actions, most notably through President Biden’s sprawling cybersecurity executive order signed in May 2021.
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