Daily News

Lawmakers focus on deterrence, patching policies following global ‘WannaCry’ cyber attack

May 17, 2017 |
Charlie Mitchell
Bookmark and Share

Lawmakers say the initial policy implications of last week’s cyber attack – which originally targeted the British healthcare system but spread to entities across the globe, including in the U.S. – range from developing a better deterrence policy to finding ways to ensure adequate patching on inter-connected devices.

Democrats on the House Homeland Security Committee Tuesday called for hearings on the “cybersecurity posture” of the U.S. healthcare and “lifeline” sectors following the “WannaCry” ransomware attack that affected critical infrastructure and...


Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive, behind-the-scenes reporting on cybersecurity policy under the Trump administration.

Log in to access this content.