MeriTalk: House Okays Vulnerability Disclosure Bills for DHS, State Department

“The House late Tuesday voted to approve H.R. 6735, a bill that directs the Homeland Security Secretary to establish a vulnerability disclosure policy for the agency’s websites. The policy would include how parties should disclose vulnerabilities that they discover, and how DHS should then move to mitigate or remediate them. The House Homeland Security Committee approved the bill on Sept. 13, and the Senate approved its companion measure–S. 1281–in April.”

“Separately, the House also voted late Tuesday to approve HR 5433, which directs the State Department to establish a vulnerability disclosure program to improve cybersecurity, including identifying which IT should be included, providing means of reporting discovered security vulnerabilities, and identifying offices…” Read the full article here.

Source: House Okays Vulnerability Disclosure Bills for DHS, State Department – September 26, 2018. MeriTalk.

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