We hadn’t really heard too much about this lately … and then bam … the House unanimously passed the Federal Information Security Amendments Act of 2013 earlier today. There’s still the Senate and President to go but this legislation will be interesting to watch over the next few weeks and months. The bill updates the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 to focus on transitioning federal government security practices from the ineffective decade-old, checkbox-based, document-heavy approach to continuous monitoring of threats.
The House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill making the first significant reforms in 11 years to the way the federal government governs information security
By a vote of 416 to 0, the House passed the Federal Information Security Amendments Act of 2013, which updates the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002. The measure goes to the Senate for its consideration.
H.R. 1163 would require federal agencies to continuously monitor their IT systems for cyberthreats and implement regular threat assessments.
“This bipartisan legislation will address the shortcomings of FISMA by incorporating recent technological innovations, and enhance and strengthen the current framework that protects federal information technology systems,” said the bill’s chief sponsor, Rep. Darrell Issa, the California Republican who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
Today’s post pic is from GovInfosecurity.com. See ya!