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U.S. Rep. Don Bacon introduces bipartisan cyber security legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Don Bacon has introduced H.R. 5658, the DHS Roles and Responsibilities in Cyber Space Act, which would require the Secretary of Homeland Security to assess its cyber incident response plans and procedures.

“Americans are alarmed at the dramatic increase in cyber-attacks on private companies, including the recent ransomware attacks on Colonial Pipeline and the JBS meatpacking facility in Nebraska,” said Bacon. “The federal response to these cyber incidents was inadequate and exposed gaps and confusion in how we defend our critical infrastructure.”

Back in May 2021, Colonial Pipeline fell victim to an attack, and days later JBS, the world's largest meat supplier.

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