H. Rept. 115-283: Cyber Vulnerability Disclosure Reporting Act, Report to Accompany H.R. 3202, September 1, 2017 [open pdf - 205KB]
"Computers are ubiquitous: we use them dozens of times a day in everyday life-banking, communications, and work. As the world has become increasingly interconnected through the internet of things vulnerabilities in the computer code that run the systems can expose them to exploitation by a variety of people from hackers and criminals to nation States. The Nation's critical infrastructure is diverse and complex. It includes distributed networks, interdependent functions and systems in both the physical space and cyberspace. The Department of Homeland Security was given the authority by the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 to improve cybersecurity in the United States through enhanced sharing of information about cybersecurity threats. The Homeland Security Act of 2002 (Section 227(m)) allows the Secretary to coordinate with industry to develop Department policies and procedures for coordinating the disclosure of cyber vulnerabilities. This disclosure is important as it highlights vulnerabilities and allows the public and private sector to work to prevent and mitigate cyber threats."
H. Rept. 115-283; House Report 115-283
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