Senate, House Versions of Cyber Hygiene Bill Introduced

NIST, FTC, DHS would work together

Jun 30, 2017 05:21 AM ET

Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) has introduced a "cyber hygiene" bill, H.R. 3010, which would require the National Institute of Standards and Technology to come up with cyber security best practices.

The goal is to better protect from attacks that Eshoo says cost the economy almost a half-trillion dollars a year. "The scary truth is that data security experts have suggested 90 percent of successful cyberattacks are due to system administrators overlooking two integral pillars of network security: cyber hygiene and security management," she said.

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Ohio governor's website among government sites apparently hacked on Sunday

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Ohio governor's website was apparently hacked on Sunday, along with the state's prison system's website.

The official website for Ohio Gov. John Kasich showed the same message from the hacker on its homepage as did the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections' website.

Several other state government websites were also apparently hacked, including the websites for: Ohio First Lady Karen Kasich, the Office of Workforce Transformation, the Casino Control Commission, Medicaid, the Office of Health Transformation, the state Inspector General, the Office of Facilities and Construction Commission and LeanOhio.   **

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