• On October 11, the House of Representatives passed a bill that aims to provide cybersecurity guidance to small businesses in the United States. The NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act (H.R. 2105) would require the Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology ("NIST") to issue voluntary cybersecurity guidelines that fit the needs of small businesses.
  • On September 28, the Senate passed a similar bill, the MAIN STREET Cybersecurity Act (S. 770). Unlike the House version, the Senate bill contains a provision stating that if another federal agency provides small business cybersecurity resources, the head of each agency must make sure "resources are consistent with the resources disseminated" through NIST.

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