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March 10, 2022

Thompson, Katko, Clarke, Garbarino Laud Cyber Incident Reporting Passage

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, Rep. John Katko (R-NY), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, Rep. Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY), Chairwoman of the Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, & Innovation Subcommittee, and Rep. Andrew Garbarino (R-NY), Ranking Member of the Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, & Innovation Subcommittee, released the below joint statement on cyber incident reporting passing the House.

"Last night, the House took bold action to secure U.S. critical infrastructure against 21st century threats by requiring critical infrastructure owners and operators to report cyber incidents to the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). The Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act, included within the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022, is one of the most significant pieces of cybersecurity legislation in the past decade. Requiring owners and operators to report significant cyber incidents and ransomware attacks to CISA will mean greater visibility for the Federal government, earlier disruption of malicious cyber campaigns, and better information and threat intelligence going back out to the private sector so they can defend against future attacks. The authorities and resources provided in this bill can’t come soon enough, as CISA works to combat rapidly evolving cyber threats in this shifting geopolitical landscape. Passage of this legislation further solidifies Congress’ intent that CISA is the lead Federal agency for cybersecurity.”

“This legislation is years in the making, and is a product of rigorous bipartisan, bicameral negotiation informed by significant consultation with the Administration and the private sector, who deserve credit for coming to the table to work with us. Our work is not done, but this legislation is a major step forward.”

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