Sens. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., and John Cornyn, R-Texas, unveiled a bill enacting a Department of Homeland Security program offeringÂ federal agenciesÂ a wide range of cybersecurity toolsÂ to continuously monitor government networks. The Advancing Cybersecurity Continuing Diagnostics and Mitigation Act would expand the availability ofÂ CDM platformsÂ at the federal, stateÂ and local levels as well as createÂ data-based risk and incidentÂ reporting policies, Hassan’s officeÂ said Tuesday.
âCyber-attacks on government networks are increasing in frequency and sophistication, so updating the programs and tools federal agencies use to thwart these attempts is critical,â said Cornyn. âBy codifying the CDM program and providing congressional oversight, we can ensure the federal government is better prepared for cyber threats.”
Hassan also co-sponsored legislation that wouldÂ make DHS cyber hunt and incident response groups permanentÂ to help agencies and companies counter security threats.