House Panel Passes Bill Requiring Federal Cyber Guidance for Small Businesses

The House Science Committee easily passed legislation Tuesday directing the government’s cybersecurity standards agency to provide more guidance and other resources to small businesses.

The NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act directs the National Institute of Standards and Technology to provide voluntary resources to companies that vary with the size of the business and are technology neutral.

The resources should also help small companies promote a strong cybersecurity culture and to manage relationships with vendors and customers with an eye toward securing information, according to the bill.

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