H.R.6351 - Strengthening Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure Act111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] (Introduced 09/29/2010)|
|Committees:||House - Homeland Security; Oversight and Government Reform|
|Latest Action:||11/01/2010 Referred to the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6351 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/29/2010)
Strengthening Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure Act - Grants the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) primary authority in the executive branch in the creation, verification, and enforcement of measures for the protection of critical information infrastructure, including the promulgation of risk-informed information security practices and standards applicable to critical information infrastructures that are not owned by or under the direct control of the federal government. Directs the Secretary to: (1) consult with sector specific federal regulatory agencies in exercising such authority; and (2) coordinate with such agencies, through the Executive Office of the President, in establishing enforcement mechanisms.
Authorizes the Secretary to: (1) conduct audits to ensure that appropriate measures are taken to secure critical information infrastructure; (2) issue subpoenas to determine compliance with federal regulatory requirements for securing such infrastructure; and (3) authorize sector specific federal regulatory agencies to undertake such audits.
Establishes within the Executive Office of the President a National Office for Cyberspace, headed by an Executive Cyber Director, who shall have primary authority in the executive branch in leading interagency coordination on security policies relating to the creation, verification, and enforcement of measures regarding the protection of critical information infrastructure.