The Senate Commerce Committee hasÂ passed a bill that wouldÂ provide resources forÂ small and medium companies to address cyber threats, Nextgov reported Wednesday.
Joseph Marks writes the committee approved theÂ Making Available Information Now to Strengthen Trust and Resilience and Enhance Enterprise Technology Cybersecurity ActÂ through a voice vote Wednesday after Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) completed amendments to the bill.
The MAIN STREET Cybersecurity Act would direct theÂ National Institute of Standards and Technology to establish a set of “simplified and consistent” resources for SMEsÂ based on NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework, Sen. John Thune’s (R-South Dakota) office said March 29.
NIST produced the framework in an effortÂ to help public and private organizationsÂ manage and reduce cybersecurity risks.
Thune and Schatz sponsored the bill with fellow Sens. James Risch (R-Idaho), Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) and Bill Nelson (D-Florida).