At House SolarWinds hearing, bipartisan lawmakers announce breach disclosure bill

At a joint hearing of the House Oversight and Homeland Security Committee about the SolarWinds-related espionage campaign, Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, said that he and Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., are working on legislation to require companies to notify the federal government after similar breaches.

The Friday House hearing was the second hearing of the week on the topic, with the Senate Intelligence Committee holding a similar hearing on Tuesday. It was the House’s first public opportunity to interrogate key figures in companies tied to the attack, which involved malicious update in SolarWinds Orion IT management platform to breach a number of federal agencies and companies, including Microsoft and the security firm FireEye.

Like the senate hearing, a common suggestion for policy repeated by both lawmakers and witnesses was the need to require businesses or breach responders to disclose grievous breaches to the government in some form.

Please register to continue.

Already registered? Log in.

Once you register, you’ll receive:

  • News analysis

    The context and insight you need to stay abreast of the most important developments in cybersecurity. CISO and practitioner perspectives; strategy and tactics; solutions and innovation; policy and regulation.

  • Archives

    Unlimited access to nearly 20 years of SC Media industry analysis and news-you-can-use.

  • Daily Newswire

    SC Media’s essential morning briefing for cybersecurity professionals.

  • Learning Express

    One-click access to our extensive program of virtual events, with convenient calendar reminders and ability to earn CISSP credits.


Next post in Data Breach

Next Post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Login to your account below

Fill the forms bellow to register

Retrieve your password

Please enter your username or email address to reset your password.