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Calendar No. 52

116th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 772


To require an annual report on the cybersecurity of the Small Business Administration, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 13, 2019

Mr. Rubio (for himself, Mr. Cardin, Mr. Risch, and Mr. Hawley) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

April 1, 2019

Reported by Mr. Rubio, with an amendment

[Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic]


A BILL

To require an annual report on the cybersecurity of the Small Business Administration, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “SBA Cyber Awareness Act”.

SEC. 2. Cybersecurity awareness reporting.

Section 10 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 639) is amended by striking subsection (b) and inserting the following:

“(b) Cybersecurity reports.—

“(1) DEFINITION.—In this subsection, the term ‘appropriate congressional committees’ means—

“(A) the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship of the Senate; and

“(B) the Committee on Small Business of the House of Representatives.

“(2) ANNUAL REPORT.—Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of the SBA Cyber Awareness Act, and every year thereafter, the Administration shall submit a report to the appropriate congressional committees that includes—

“(A) an assessment of the information technology and cybersecurity of the Administration;

“(B) a strategy to increase the cybersecurity of the Administration;

“(C) a detailed account of any information technology component or system of the Administration that was manufactured by a company located in the People's Republic of China; and

“(D) an account of any cyber threat, breach, or cyber attack that occurred at the Administration during the 2-year period preceding the date on which the report is submitted, and any action taken by the Administration to respond to or remediate the cyber threat, breach, or cyber attack.

“(3) ADDITIONAL REPORTS.—If the Administration determines that there is a reasonable basis to conclude that a cyber threat, breach, or cyber attack occurred at the Administration, the Administration shall—

“(A) not later than 7 days after the date on which the Administration makes that determination, notify the appropriate congressional committees of the cyber threat, breach, or cyber attack; and

“(B) not later than 30 days after the date on which the Administration makes that determination, submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report that includes—

(i) a summary of information about the cyber threat, breach, or cyber attack, including how the cyber threat, breach, or cyber attack occurred, based on information available to the Administration as of the date which the Administration submits the report;

(ii) an estimate of the number of individuals and small entities affected by the cyber threat, breach, or cyber attack, including an assessment of the risk of harm to affected individuals and small entities based on information available to the Administration as of the date on which the Administration submits the report; and

(iii) an estimate of when the Administration will provide notice to affected individuals and small entities.

“(4) RULE OF CONSTRUCTION.—Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to affect the reporting requirements of the Administration under chapter 35 of title 44 United States Code, in particular the requirement to notify the Federal information security incident center under section 3554(b)(7)(C)(ii) of such title, or any other provision of law.”.

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “SBA Cyber Awareness Act”.

SEC. 2. Cybersecurity awareness reporting.

Section 10 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 639) is amended by inserting after subsection (a) the following:

“(b) Cybersecurity reports.—

“(1) DEFINITIONS.—In this subsection—

“(A) the term ‘appropriate congressional committees’ means—

“(i) the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship of the Senate; and

“(ii) the Committee on Small Business of the House of Representatives; and

“(B) the term ‘major incident’ has the meaning given the term in the Office of Management and Budget Memorandum on Federal Information Security and Privacy Management Requirements, dated October 16, 2017 (M–18–02), or any successor memorandum.

“(2) ANNUAL REPORT.—Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of the SBA Cyber Awareness Act, and every year thereafter, the Administration shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report that includes—

“(A) an assessment of the information technology and cybersecurity of the Administration;

“(B) a strategy to increase the cybersecurity of the Administration;

“(C) a detailed account of any information technology component or system of the Administration that was manufactured by a company located in the People's Republic of China; and

“(D) an account of any major incident that occurred at the Administration during the 2-year period preceding the date on which the report is submitted, and any action taken by the Administration to respond to or remediate the major incident.

“(3) ADDITIONAL REPORTS.—If the Administration determines that there is a reasonable basis to conclude that a major incident occurred at the Administration, the Administration shall—

“(A) not later than 7 days after the date on which the Administration makes that determination, notify the appropriate congressional committees of the major incident; and

“(B) not later than 30 days after the date on which the Administration makes that determination, submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report that includes—

“(i) a summary of information about the major incident, including how the major incident occurred, based on information available to the Administration as of the date which the Administration submits the report;

“(ii) an estimate of the number of individuals and small entities affected by the major incident, including an assessment of the risk of harm to affected individuals and small entities based on information available to the Administration as of the date on which the Administration submits the report; and

“(iii) an estimate of when the Administration will provide notice to affected individuals and small entities.

“(4) RULE OF CONSTRUCTION.—Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to affect the reporting requirements of the Administration under chapter 35 of title 44 United States Code, in particular the requirement to notify the Federal information security incident center under section 3554(b)(7)(C)(ii) of such title, or any other provision of law.”.


Calendar No. 52

116th CONGRESS
     1st Session
S. 772

A BILL
To require an annual report on the cybersecurity of the Small Business Administration, and for other purposes.

April 1, 2019
Reported with an amendment