Text: H.R.6221 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)

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[Congressional Bills 112th Congress]
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[H.R. 6221 Introduced in House (IH)]

112th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 6221

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Secretary of 
  Homeland Security to research, identify, and evaluate cybersecurity 
       risks to critical infrastructure, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             July 26, 2012

   Ms. Clarke of New York (for herself and Mr. Daniel E. Lungren of 
 California) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                     Committee on Homeland Security

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                                 A BILL


 
To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Secretary of 
  Homeland Security to research, identify, and evaluate cybersecurity 
       risks to critical infrastructure, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Identifying Cybersecurity Risks to 
Critical Infrastructure Act of 2012''.

SEC. 2. IDENTIFICATION OF SECTOR-SPECIFIC CYBERSECURITY RISKS.

    (a) In General.--Subtitle C of title II of the Homeland Security 
Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 141 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the 
following new section:

``SEC. 226. IDENTIFICATION OF SECTOR-SPECIFIC CYBERSECURITY RISKS.

    ``(a) In General.--The Secretary shall, on a continuous and sector-
by-sector basis, research, identify, and evaluate cybersecurity risks 
to critical infrastructure. In carrying out this subsection, the 
Secretary shall coordinate, as appropriate, with the following:
            ``(1) The heads of sector specific agencies.
            ``(2) The owners and operators of critical infrastructure.
            ``(3) Any private sector entity engaged in ensuring the 
        security or resilience of critical infrastructure, as 
        determined appropriate by the Secretary.
    ``(b) Evaluation of Risks.--The Secretary, in coordination with the 
individuals and entities referred to in subsection (a), shall evaluate 
the cybersecurity risks researched and identified under such subsection 
by taking into account each of the following:
            ``(1) The actual or assessed threat, including a 
        consideration of adversary capabilities and intent, 
        preparedness, target attractiveness, and deterrence 
        capabilities.
            ``(2) The extent and likelihood of death, injury, or 
        serious adverse effects to human health and safety caused by a 
        disruption, destruction, or unauthorized use of critical 
        infrastructure.
            ``(3) The threat to national security caused by the 
        disruption, destruction, or unauthorized use of critical 
        infrastructure.
            ``(4) The harm to the economy that would result from the 
        disruption, destruction, or unauthorized use of critical 
        infrastructure.
            ``(5) Other risk-based security factors that the Secretary 
        determines appropriate to protect public health and safety, 
        critical infrastructure, or national and economic security, in 
        consultation with the following:
                    ``(A) The heads of sector specific agencies.
                    ``(B) Any private sector entity determined 
                appropriate by the Secretary.
    ``(c) Availability of Identified Risks.--The Secretary shall ensure 
that information relating to the risks researched, identified, and 
evaluated under this section for each sector described in subsection 
(a) is disseminated, to the maximum extent possible, in an unclassified 
version, to owners and operators of critical infrastructure within each 
such sector. If the Secretary determines that such information, in 
whole or in part should be classified, the Secretary shall share such 
information, as the Secretary determines appropriate, with such owners 
and operators if such owners and operators possess the appropriate 
security clearances.
    ``(d) Periodic Reports to Congress.--The Secretary shall 
periodically, but not less often than semiannually, report to the 
appropriate congressional committees on the cybersecurity risks to 
critical infrastructure researched, identified, and evaluated pursuant 
to subsection (a).
    ``(e) Critical Infrastructure Defined.--In this section, the term 
`critical infrastructure' has the meaning given such term under section 
1016(e) of the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing 
Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA 
PATRIOT ACT) Act of 2001 (42 U.S.C. 5195c(e); Public Law 107-56).''.
    (b) Clerical Amendment.--Subsection (b) of section 1 of the 
Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 101) is amended by adding after 
the item relating to section 225 the following new item:

``Sec. 226. Identification of sector-specific cybersecurity risks.''.
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