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September 17, 2021

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Incident reporting draft from Senate Homeland Security panel emphasizes ransomware, includes pilot program and task force

By Charlie Mitchell / September 3, 2021

Draft incident reporting legislation by Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman Gary Peters (D-MI) and ranking member Rob Portman (R-OH) contains detailed language on ransomware including specific requirements related to reporting attacks and payments, along with a new task force and pilot program.

The Senate panel’s draft bill was shared with stakeholders this week and would launch a ransomware vulnerability warning pilot program and DHS-led task force, among the elements aimed specifically at ransomware that differ from the...

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