A bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. John Katko aims to have leading cybersecurity experts from the private sector provide guidance to federal government agencies.
The legislation would establish the Cybersecurity Advisory Committee. The panel, which would consist of cybersecurity professionals employed by businesses, would advise the Department of Homeland Security and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
Katko, R-Camillus, sits on the House Homeland Security Committee and is ranking member of the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Innovation.
Katko’s bill is cponsored by U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski, an Illinois Democrat, and U.S. Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick and Dan Newhouse, both Republicans.