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Senators introduce ‘cyber hygiene’ bill

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2017
Senators introduce ‘cyber hygiene’ bill

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A bipartisan pair of senators introduced legislation Thursday that would direct the federal government to develop and publish voluntary best practices for “good cyber hygiene.”

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) couched the bill as an effort to combat cyber crime in the wake of the “Wanna Cry” ransomware attack that infected thousands of computers across the globe.

The “Promoting Good Cyber Hygiene Act,” introduced by Sens. Hatch and Ed Markey (D-Mass.), would direct the National Institute of Standards and Technology to establish a set of baseline voluntary best practices for safeguarding against cyber intrusions that would be updated annually.

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