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H.R. 43 (116th): Cyber Vulnerability Disclosure Reporting Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 3, 2019 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.



1st Session

H. R. 43


January 3, 2019

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security


To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to submit a report on cyber vulnerability disclosures, and for other purposes.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Cyber Vulnerability Disclosure Reporting Act.


Report on cyber vulnerabilities



Not later than 240 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall submit to the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate a report that contains a description of the policies and procedures developed for coordinating cyber vulnerability disclosures, in accordance with section 2209(m) of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 659(m)). To the extent possible, such report shall include an annex with information on instances in which such policies and procedures were used to disclose cyber vulnerabilities in the year prior to the date such report is required and, where available, information on the degree to which such information was acted upon by industry and other stakeholders. Such report may also contain a description of how the Secretary is working with other Federal entities and critical infrastructure owners and operators to prevent, detect, and mitigate cyber vulnerabilities.



The report required under subsection (b) shall be submitted in unclassified form but may contain a classified annex.