18 new cybersecurity bills introduced as US congressional interest…

The new bills, many with bi-partisan support, aim to increase cybersecurity funding, improve breach reporting, investigate cryptocurrencies, and more.

The series of alarming cybersecurity incidents that spurred the Biden Administration to take swift action during its first six months has also prompted the US Congress to introduce new cybersecurity bills. In the little more than two months since CSO reported on what was then a busy Congressional cybersecurity agenda, lawmakers have introduced at least 18 additional bills to shore up and expand the nation’s cybersecurity capabilities.

In a sign that cybersecurity is becoming an increasingly higher legislative priority, the pace of Congress’ interest in a range of digital security matters seems to be accelerating. Last week alone, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce voted to advance six bills that primarily deal with digital security and two other bills that contain significant cybersecurity provisions.

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