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Countering Cyberthreats: 2 Legislative Proposals Introduced

Healthcare Info Security

Scott Ferguson

Two bipartisan bills introduced in Congress this week seek to address cyberthreats. One calls for imposing sanctions against countries that allow ransomware gangs to operate within their borders. Another would require law enforcement agencies to better track cybercrime statistics to identify trends.

On Thursday, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who is the ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the senior member of the committee, introduced the Sanction and Stop Ransomware Act.

In addition to calling for sanctions against governments that allow cybercriminals to operate, the bill would establish cybersecurity standards for critical infrastructure and create new regulations for cryptocurrency exchanges.

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