Yoho Bill Targeting State-Sponsored Cyber Threats Passes House
Washington, D.C. - Congressman Ted S. Yoho’s bipartisan bill to combat state-sponsored cyber-attacks passed the House today by voice vote. The Cyber Deterrence and Response Act of 2018 (H.R. 5576) creates a three-step process for identifying, deterring, and responding to malicious, state-sponsored cyber-attacks. Congressman Yoho released the following statement:
“Today we took an important step in defending our nation from foreign cyber threats. Our foreign adversaries have developed sophisticated cyber capabilities that disrupt our networks, threaten our critical infrastructure, harm our economy, and undermine our elections. Collectively, we must do more to combat this digital menace. Countries like China, North Korea, Iran, Russia, and other malicious actors conduct cyber- attacks against America on a daily basis. This must be confronted and stopped.
“The Cyber Deterrence and Response Act will bring these aggressors out of the shadows and create a framework that deters and provides the proper response for their actions. It is vital that when these attacks happen, they are exposed and punished quickly and accordingly. I encourage the Senate to pass their companion bill and send this legislation to the President to be signed into law.”