Lawmakers Unveil Cybersecurity Legislation

Healthcare Info Security

Scott Ferguson

Republican and Democratic lawmakers have recently introduced several cybersecurity-related bills seeking to address issues ranging from tougher penalties for cybercriminals to improving protection of school districts.

A Senate bill, the International Cybercrime Prevention Act, would increase the criminal penalties for attackers who target U.S. critical infrastructure, such as power plants and hospitals. Meanwhile, a House bill, the Enhancing K-12 Cybersecurity Act, would provide funding to protect school district networks.

A third measure,...

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