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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