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Australia to pass cyber laws to protect critical networks against foreign attacks

Australia will introduce one of the world’s strictest cyber security laws to bolster its defences against attacks launched by foreign powers targeting its critical infrastructure. Canberra is preparing tougher legislation to protect national infrastructure assets from digital assault across 11 sectors, ranging from telecoms networks and electricity grids to water and sewerage companies. Businesses involved… Read More »

Biden Signs Into Law Critical Infrastructure Ransomware Payment And Cyber Incident Reporting – Technology

To print this article, all you need is to be registered or login on Mondaq.com. On March 15, 2022, President Biden enacted, through an omnibus spending package, the Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act of 2022 (the “Act”). The Act establishes two cyber incident reporting requirements for “covered” critical infrastructure entities: (1) a 24-hour… Read More »

PJCIS supports passage of second tranche of critical infrastructure cyber laws

Australia’s parliamentary body tasked with reviewing cyber laws has thrown its support behind the federal government’s second tranche of critical infrastructure cyber laws. “The new laws are a critical tool that will bring together government and industry to strengthen our defences against significant threats from nation state adversaries and criminal actors,” Liberal Senator and Parliamentary… Read More »

Congress Passes Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act of 2022 | Insights

Reports to CISA. The CIRCIA was quickly included and approved as part of federal omnibus appropriations legislation, which passed on March 11, 2022, and was signed by President Joe Biden on March 15, 2022. CIRCIA garnered bipartisan support in light of increased national cybersecurity risk in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.  The… Read More »

President Biden Signs into Law the Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act, Expanding Cyber Reporting Obligations for a Wide Range of Public and Private Entities

March 22, 2022 Click for PDF On March 15, 2022, President Joe Biden signed into law the Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act, which was included in an omnibus appropriations bill.[1]  Against the backdrop of high-profile cyberattacks on critical infrastructure providers and growing concerns of retaliatory cyberattacks relating to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the… Read More »

Sounding the Alarm: New Federal Law Will Mandate the Reporting of Cybersecurity Incidents Involving Critical Infrastructure – What Companies Need to do now to be Prepared

In response to increased and persistent cybersecurity threats to American infrastructure, Congress passed the Strengthening American Cybersecurity Act (SACA), which President Joe Biden signed into law on March 15. SACA is likely the first of many steps toward a federal privacy and breach notification framework. Included in SACA is the Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical… Read More »