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Sens. Johnson and Schatz introduce vulnerability disclosure bill

May 17, 2017 |
Charlie Mitchell
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On the heels of a massive hack that affected healthcare and other entities across the globe, Senate homeland security Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) have introduced legislation aimed at disseminating information on software vulnerabilities so that patches can be applied before they are exploited.

The bill, the Protecting our Ability To Counter Hacking (PATCH) Act, would establish a “Vulnerability Equities Review Board” to set policies on sharing with the private sector vulnerability information held by...

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