For better or worse, the United States government in all its forms is becoming more active in cybersecurity. Thanks to the rise of high profile ransomware cases, Russian hacks into databases operated by Democratic National Committee and an ongoing legal battle over encryption and the right to privacy, politicians and government bureaucrats are paying more attention to IT security.
In fact, at an American Enterprise Institute event this week on Capitol Hill, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced the creation of the ‘Senate Cybersecurity Caucus’ to provide a platform for Senators and their staffs to stay informed on major policy issues and developments in cybersecurity. That means it’s only a matter of time before more IT security regulations start to show up as a matter of law.