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Officials point to Apache vulnerability in urging passage of cyber incident reporting bill

16
Dec
2021
Officials point to Apache vulnerability in urging passage of cyber incident reporting bill

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Key federal cybersecurity officials are pushing for passage of legislation to create mandates for certain organizations to report cyberattacks amid the fallout from a massive vulnerability in Apache logging package Log4j, which has left organizations worldwide vulnerable.

Bipartisan legislation to establish cyber incident reporting standards was set to be included in the compromise version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), but was removed at the last minute due to concerns from Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) about the scope of the bill. Scott’s concerns were addressed, but not in time for the provision to be included in the NDAA.

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