House Passes Several Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Bills


One of the bills focusing on critical infrastructure is the Cybersecurity Vulnerability Remediation Act, which aims to authorize the DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to assist owners and operators of critical infrastructure with mitigation strategies against serious vulnerabilities.

The bill covers vulnerabilities in IT and OT systems, as well as security holes in hardware or software that is no longer supported. It also authorizes the DHS to create a competition for identifying remediation solutions for vulnerabilities in IT and ICS products.

The House this week also passed the CISA Cyber Exercise Act, which establishes a program within CISA with the goal of promoting regular testing and assessments of preparedness and resilience to cyberattacks aimed at critical infrastructure.