Cyberattacks against government, critical infrastructure, and other private entities have placed pressure on Congress and the Administration to act. Additionally, the United States currently does not have a national data privacy law, and pressure
is building on Congress to establish a federal standard.
Below is an overview of what federal action has been taken to date, and what is pending.
- Federal Agencies
- CyberSentry (via Department of Homeland Security)
Voluntary program to enhance the cyber resilience of organizations that own and operate critical infrastructure.
- Baldrige Performance Excellence Program
Presidential award program that recognizes business performance, including in cybersecurity and risk mitigation.
- Rewards for Justice Program
Companies and individuals that have information on state-sponsored Russian cyber operations targeting U.S. critical infrastructure (including manufacturing) are encouraged to contact the Department of State’s Rewards for Justice Program. Participants may be eligible for a reward of up to $10 million.