Homeland Security Committee Moves Katko Bill to Keep CISA Ahead of Emerging Cyberthreats

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House Homeland Security Committee today advanced Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, & Innovation Subcommittee Ranking Member John Katko’s (R-N.Y.) H.R. 1975, the Cybersecurity Advisory Committee Authorization Act, which establishes a cybersecurity advisory committee to the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Committee (CISA).

“It is essential that CISA stays ahead of cyberthreats that are evolving by the day.” Homeland Security Committee Ranking Member Mike Rogers (R-Ala) said .“The Cybersecurity Advisory Committee Authorization Act ensures that CISA hears from an array of viewpoints about emerging cyberthreats by establishing an advisory committee of state and local government and industries leaders. I applaud Ranking Member Katko for his leadership on this important issue and I am hopeful the House will move H.R. 1975 in short order.”

“Today, many state and non-state actors are poised to utilize cyberspace to infiltrate companies and government networks.” Katko said. “To combat these ongoing and emerging threats, it is imperative that we promote cybersecurity efforts by forming partnerships between private industry and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). My bill, the Cybersecurity Advisory Committee Authorization Act of 2019 (CSAC), achieves this by establishing a committee of cybersecurity experts representing every major business sector who will regularly provide feedback to DHS on cyber issues facing private industry. The CSAC will ensure a more holistic and wide-ranging approach is taken to addressing cybersecurity threats.”

 

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