This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Cracking Down on Cyber Attacks

Cyber

With the number of every day devices connected via the internet rapidly increasing by the day—and the number of attacks on the rise as well—cyber security is an issue on everyone’s minds. A recent article in the Financial Times estimates that funding for cyber security now tops $1 billion as VC firms and others are pouring money into the sector.

On Tuesday, the House Committee on Rules considers two pieces of legislation intended to enhance information sharing in the protection against hackers, cyber terrorists and other threats. The National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act (H.R. 1731) and Protecting Cyber Networks Act (H.R. 1560) are part of a package being considered by the House this week. Meanwhile, the House Committee on Small Business takes a focused look at the threat of cyber attacks on small firms.

Other topics covered by currently scheduled hearings this week include: modernizing the U.S. census, immigration, medical innovation, growth in Africa and workforce development.

 

HOUSE

H.R. 1731: National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015
H.R.1560 - Protecting Cyber Networks Act
House Committee on Rules
H-313 U.S. Capitol Building
Tuesday, April 21
5:00 pm

Small Business, Big Threat: Protecting Small Businesses from Cyber Attacks
House Committee on Small Business
2360 Rayburn HOB
Wednesday, April 22
11:00 am

Title II: 21st Century Workforce
House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Energy and Power
2123 Rayburn HOB
Thursday, April 23
10:00 am

 

SENATE

2020 Census: Challenges Facing the Bureau for a Modern, Cost-Effective Survey
Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs
342 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Monday, April 20
3:00 pm

Securing the Border: Understanding Threats and Strategies for the Northern Border
Senate Committee for Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
342 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Wednesday, April 22
9:30 am

Advancing Telehealth Through Connectivity
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
253 Russell Senate Office Building
Wednesday, April 22
10:00 am

A Fresh Look at the Impact of the Medical Device Tax on Jobs, Innovation, and Patients
Senate Committee on Finance
Subcommittee on Health Care
215 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Thursday, April 23
10:00 am

The Africa Growth And Opportunity Act 
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy
419 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Thursday, April 23
10:00 am

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Mark Marich is the executive vice president of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Since 1998, Marich has provided communications leadership on several national initiatives and more than 100 public forums covering a wide range of policy issues, including: entrepreneurial growth & economic development; health care; renewable energy; telecommunications; regulatory reform; and, workforce development.