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Senate Intel chairman calls for mandatory reporting of hacks after Colonial Pipeline attack

May 12, 2021


Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., called on Wednesday for legislation that would require private companies to report cyber attacks to the government in the wake of the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline that has sparked gas shortages in several states and raised fears of rising fuel prices.

“We have no actual system in place to make, whether it’s Colonial Pipeline or SolarWinds, or any other company, actually mandatorily report that information to the government in real time so that we can have a full-fledged response,” the Virginia Democrat said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”

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