Congress Mulls SME Cybersecurity Legislation

A bill that would encourage SMEs to follow cybersecurity guidelines is making its way through Congress as an addition to existing legislation encouraging the same of large corporates.

Reports this week said the bill, the Main Street Cybersecurity Act, is an update to the existing Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2014 and would seek for the National Institute of Standards and Technology to develop a set of voluntary guidelines for small businesses to mitigate and prevent cybersecurity risks.

According to reports, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation discussed the legislation Wednesday (April 5).

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