McCaul on Administration’s Cyber Incident Coordination Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Over the last two years, Congress passed several important cybersecurity bills, authored by Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) and others, that enhanced our nation’s cyber defenses from hackers seeking to harm America’s economic and national security. President Obama today released the framework of his plan for United States Cyber Incident Coordination. Chairman McCaul calls the announcement an “important step forward.”

Chairman McCaul: “I applaud the Administration for taking this important step forward in clarifying the lead federal agencies and their roles and responsibilities for coordinating and responding to domestic cyber attacks. I am specifically encouraged that the Department of Homeland Security will lead efforts to finalize the long overdue National Cyber Incident Response Plan—which was required by my National Cybersecurity Protection Act of 2014. This vital plan will help ensure these recently-passed cybersecurity laws we have been fighting for will be fully implemented and effectively carried out to strengthen our nation’s cybersecurity. Finally, I hope the Administration will take quick action to further clarify the parameters and the rules of engagement for cyber warfare.”