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Warner says ‘time is now’ for cyber incident reporting legislation

July 22, 2021


A new bipartisan bill in the Senate would require federal contractors, agencies and critical infrastructure operators to report cyber intrusions to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency within 24 hours of discovery.

Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Mark Warner (D-Va.) introduced the ‘‘Cyber Incident Notification Act of 2021’’ this week along with 14 co-sponsors, including Vice Chairman Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), most other members of the Intel Committee, and Senate Armed Services Cybersecurity Subcommittee Chairman Joe Manchin (D-W.V.). Warner has said the bill was coming since the spring.

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