Sens. Mull Cyberattack Reporting Law At SolarWinds Hearing

Law360 (February 23, 2021, 10:34 PM EST) -- Bipartisan leaders of a powerful U.S. Senate committee appeared open on Tuesday to revisiting national legislation that would require cyberattack victims to report the episodes to authorities, in the wake of a sprawling cyberespionage campaign stemming from an attack on software provider SolarWinds Corp.

During a hearing on the SolarWinds breach, which has led to hackers infiltrating the networks of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other government agencies and an unknown number of private companies, the two ranking members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., and Vice Chairman Marco Rubio, R-Fla., both said Congress should consider enacting some sort of notification requirement for cyberattack...

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