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H. Rept. 115-794: Cyber Sense Act of 2018, Report to Accompany H.R. 5239, Including Cost Estimate of the Congressional Budget Office, June 28, 2018   [open pdf - 147KB]

From the Purpose and Summary: "H.R. 5239, Cyber Sense Act of 2018, was introduced by Rep. Robert Latta (R-OH) and Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA) on March 9, 2018. H.R. 5239 would establish a voluntary Department of Energy (DOE) program that tests the cybersecurity of products and technologies intended for use in the bulk-power system, including products related to industrial control systems. The legislation instructs DOE to provide technical assistance to electric utilities, product manufacturers, and other electricity sector stakeholders to help mitigate cybersecurity vulnerabilities. In addition, the bill requires the Secretary of Energy to establish cybersecurity vulnerability re-porting processes and maintain a related database. [...] H.R. 5239 directs the Secretary to provide reasonable notice and solicit comments from the public prior to establishing or revising the Cyber Sense testing process. The legislation provides that any cybersecurity vulnerability reported pursuant to this program, the disclosure of which the Secretary of Energy reasonably foresees would cause harm to critical electric infrastructure, shall be deemed 'critical electric infrastructure information' as defined by section 215A(d) of the Federal Power Act. The legislation also includes Federal government liability protections by noting that nothing shall be construed to authorize the commencement of an action against the United States government with respect to the testing of a product or technology under the Cyber Sense program."

Report Number:
H. Rept. 115-794; House Report 115-794
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Date:
2018-06-28
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Public Domain
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Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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