The Data Care Act, introduced in the Senate this week, would provide large fines for companies that misuse, sell or share user data without permission or proper safeguards.
The report from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on what happened at Equifax is customer story in how a lot of small security and technology decisions can add up over time, with catastrophic results.
Sen. Mark Warner said the U.S. was blinded by its assumed superiority in cyber operations and was unprepared for its adversaries' recent moves.
Attacks on the global supply chain—sabotaging hardware components, installing malware or backdoors in software—are stuff security nightmares are made of. The ICT Task Force, formed by the Department of Homeland Security, meets to help companies manage their risk.
A bill that passed the House Tuesday will create the new Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to handle the government's cybersecurity responsibilities.