House moves cybersecurity measure that caps DHS regulatory authority

01/17/2014 | GovInfoSecurity.com

A bipartisan bill that would limit the Department of Homeland Security's regulatory authority over cybersecurity has cleared a subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee by a voice vote. The bill, which would prevent DHS from imposing new cybersecurity regulations on the private sector, will now be considered by the full Homeland Security Committee. In about a month, the Obama Administration will put out a voluntary cybersecurity framework to help private critical infrastructure operators better defend against cyberattacks.

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