House Panel Amends Bill To Audit Agencies On Adoption Of Cyber Framework

House panel amends bill to audit agencies on adoption of cyber framework

The House Science, Space and Technology Committee has amended legislation that would institute audits to track how agencies are implementing a key cybersecurity framework mandated by the Trump administration. 
The legislation, introduced by Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-La.) with backing from committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas), is designed to promote the use of a lauded cybersecurity framework produced by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a nonregulatory body within the Department of Commerce. 
The original bill would have made NIST responsible for conducting audits of agencies’ cybersecurity posture in order to assess how well they are meeting the standards, …

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