Model Legislative Text

Legislative Proposals Remaining from March 2020 Report

The Cyberspace Solarium Commission’s staff provided 52 separate legislative proposals to support the implementation of the strategy of layered cyber deterrence and its associated legislative recommendations in its March 2020 Final Report. In addition to highlighting the Commission’s original recommendations, the following are model legislative texts to further bolster America’s ability to respond to and recover from significant cyber incidents.

Pandemic White Paper Model Legislative Texts

In August 2020, the Cyberspace Solarium Commission released a new white paper, “Cybersecurity Lessons From the Pandemic.” Exhibited here are model legislative texts drawn from lessons learned by the pandemic response.

Supply Chain Model Legislative Texts

In October 2020, the Cyberspace Solarium Commission released a new white paper, “Building a Trusted ICT Supply Chain,” proposing a five-pillar strategy to work with critical partners in the private sector and worldwide to reinvigorate American high-tech manufacturing and secure the United States’ ICT supply chains. The following are model legislative texts that address the challenges that threaten to undermine America’s most critical supply chains.

Water Sector Model Legislative Texts

In its March 2020 Final Report, the Cyberspace Solarium Commission noted that “water utilities remain largely ill-prepared to defend their networks from cyber-enabled disruption.” The following are the most recent model legislative texts that expand on the work of the CSC, the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), and various water sector organizations.

Workforce Model Legislative Texts

In its March 2020 Final Report, the Cyberspace Solarium Commission calls for the federal government to “reform how it recruits, trains, and educates its workforce to ensure that it has the necessary cybersecurity talent.” Continuing the work of the Commission, CSC 2.0 published a report on strengthening the federal cyber workforce including recommended actions for Congress to support efforts to grow the cyber workforce. The following are the most recent model legislative texts provided by the CSC 2.0 to implement these recommendations.