New Cybersecurity Legislation Protecting Small Business is Signed into Law

Sep 21, 2018

Roughly 16 months after it was first introduced in Congress, the President recently signed the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Small Business Cybersecurity Act into law. The bipartisan law, authored by Senators Brian Schats (D-HI) and James Risch (R-ID), provides resources to help protect small businesses from cyber attacks.

In a press release following the enactment of the law, Senator Schatz, lead Democrat on the Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and Internet remarked: “As businesses rely more and more on the internet to run efficiently and reach more customers, they will continue to be vulnerable to cyberattacks. But while big businesses have the resources to protect themselves, small businesses do not, and that’s exactly what makes them an easy target for hackers… This new law will give small businesses the tools to firm up their cybersecurity infrastructure and fight online attacks.”

To view the law in full, click here: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/770