Accession Number : ADA581253


Title :   Federal Laws Relating to Cybersecurity: Overview and Discussion of Proposed Revisions


Descriptive Note : Congressional rept.


Corporate Author : LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE


Personal Author(s) : Fischer, Eric A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a581253.pdf


Report Date : 20 Jun 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 68


Abstract : For more than a decade, various experts have expressed increasing concerns about cybersecurity, in light of the growing frequency, impact, and sophistication of attacks on information systems in the United States and abroad. Consensus has also been building that the current legislative framework for cybersecurity might need to be revised. The complex federal role in cybersecurity involves both securing federal systems and assisting in protecting nonfederal systems. Under current law, all federal agencies have cybersecurity responsibilities relating to their own systems, and many have sector-specific responsibilities for critical infrastructure. More than 50 statutes address various aspects of cybersecurity either directly or indirectly, but there is no overarching framework legislation in place. While revisions to most of those laws have been proposed over the past few years, no major cybersecurity legislation has been enacted since 2002.


Descriptors :   *INFORMATION SECURITY , FEDERAL LAW , INFORMATION SYSTEMS , LEGISLATION


Subject Categories : Information Science
      Computer Systems Management and Standards


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE