H.R. 6221 (112th): Identifying Cybersecurity Risks to Critical Infrastructure Act of 2012

Jul 26, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Yvette Clarke
Representative for New York's 11th congressional district
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Jul 26, 2012
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This bill was introduced on July 26, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jul 26, 2012
Referred to Committee Jul 26, 2012
Full Title

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to research, identify, and evaluate cybersecurity risks to critical infrastructure, and for other purposes.


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4 cosponsors (3D, 1R) (show)

House Homeland Security

Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies

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Identifying Cybersecurity Risks to Critical Infrastructure Act of 2012 - Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to conduct continuous, sector-by-sector research, identification, and evaluation of cybersecurity risks to critical infrastructure in coordination with:
(1) the heads of sector-specific agencies,
(2) owners and operators of critical infrastructure, and
(3) any private sector entity engaged in ensuring the security or resilience of critical infrastructure.
Directs the Secretary to ensure that information relating to such risks is: (1) disseminated, to the maximum extent possible, in an unclassified version, to owners and operators of critical infrastructure within each such sector; or (2) if the information in whole or in part should be classified, share such information with owners and operators who possess the appropriate security clearances.
Requires the Secretary to report to Congress at least semiannually on cybersecurity risks to critical infrastructure.

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