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Rep. Cedric Richmond: House Bill Calls for ‘Comprehensive’ DHS Planning Against Cyber Threats

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cybersecurityThe House has passed a bipartisan bill that would direct the Department of Homeland Security to formulate and implement a comprehensive plan to help the U.S. address security vulnerabilities that threaten critical infrastructure systems.

Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.) is the main sponsor of the Cybersecurity Strategy Act and he said Tuesday the U.S. must beef up its strategy to prevent major data breaches, like the ones that happened at the Office of Personnel Management, Sony and Anthem.

“An important part of improving our nation’s cybersecurity is making sure that the Department of Homeland Security is able to defend our nation and its people from cyber attacks,” Cedric stated.

“We must be sure that the DHS has a ample strategy to carry out its mission in the face of ever-changing threats.”

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