January 03, 2022

Jason G. Weiss and Jane Blaney Speak to Federal News Network About Proposed Cybersecurity Bills

The Federal News Network’s “Federal Drive” podcast turned to privacy, cybersecurity and data strategy counsel Jason G. Weiss and insurance associate Jane Blaney for insight on a proposed bill that would require companies to report successful cyberattacks to the federal government.

In the episode “With what Congress is contemplating, Homeland Security would need more phone lines,” Weiss and Blaney addressed the Cyber Incident Notification Act of 2021 and shared what it may require, as well as the defense policy spending bill. They further emphasized the need for federal definitions of terms such as “major incident,” “covered entity” and “covered incident.” In conclusion, they discussed the potential impact of the legislation on federal contractors or subcontractors.

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