Senate bill, seeking to bolster Pentagon cyber certification, doesn't mandate new contractor requirements

By Justin Doubleday / June 18, 2020 at 5:00 AM
Senate authorizers did not adopt Cyber Solarium Commission recommendations to require defense contractors to participate in a threat intelligence sharing program and use threat hunting capabilities on their networks, as lawmakers sought to bolster existing Defense Department initiatives like the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, according to a Senate aide. Instead of levying those requirements, as recommended by the commission , the Senate Armed Services Committee's fiscal year 2021 defense policy bill leaves it to DOD to decide how it can...

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