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Bipartisan bill would enable companies to defend themselves against cyberattacks

June 14, 2019

Via: The Hill

A bipartisan pair of lawmakers is seeking to enable companies to defend themselves in cyberspace.

The Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act, introduced Thursday by Reps. Tom Graves (R-Ga.) and Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.), would allow companies and individuals to leave their own networks and defend against malicious actors seeking to attack them.

The bill would allow authorized individuals and companies to go onto other networks in order to establish who is attacking them online, to disrupt a cyberattack as it is occurring, to retrieve or destroy stolen files, to utilize beaconing technology and to monitor the behavior of the malicious actor.

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