GOP lawmakers urge improvements to cyber vulnerabilities resource
GOP lawmakers on the House Commerce Committee are urging the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to improve a platform listing common cyber vulnerabilities. Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), Communications Subcommittee Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Rep Gregg Harper (R-MS), and Rep Rob Latta (R-OH), wrote a letter to Homeland Security Sec Kirstjen Nielsen suggesting that the program is granted a line item in the DHS budget instead of receiving uneven funding through contracts. The lawmakers also recommended that the program be reviewed biennially by both DHS and MITRE, the nonprofit that also manages the platform. The platform — known as the Comment Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) program — was established nearly two decades ago to help companies, groups, agencies and others identify and share bugs.
GOP lawmakers urge improvements to cyber vulnerabilities resource Committee Leaders Urge Reforms to Critical Cybersecurity Database (read the release)