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Senate Passes DHS Cyber Hunt and Incident Response Teams Act

October 1, 2019


First introduced in 2018 by Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) as the DHS Cyber Incident Response Teams Act of 2018 and then reintroduced this year, the bill authorizes the DHS to maintain “cyber hunt” and incident response teams that would assist both government and private entities in their effort to prevent cyberattacks and respond in case there is an incident.

Senator Charles E. Schumer, who co-sponsored the bill, believes it could be highly useful for protecting educational institutions against ransomware and other types of threats.

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