H.R.2105 – NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act of 2017

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H.R.2105 – NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act of 2017


HR 2105 would require the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology to disseminate guidance to help reduce small business cybersecurity risks, and for other purposes.

Not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Director, in consultation with the heads of other appropriate Federal agencies, shall disseminate clear and concise resources to help small business concerns identify, assess, manage, and reduce their cybersecurity risks.

The bill is based on the conclusion that:

Small businesses play a vital role in the economy of the United States, accounting for 54 percent of all United States sales and 55 percent of jobs in the United States and attacks targeting small and medium businesses account for a high percentage of cyberattacks in the United States. Sixty percent of small businesses that suffer a cyberattack are out of business within 6 months, according to the National Cyber Security Alliance.

 (Full text of H.R. 2105 congress.gov)

Sponsor:  Rep. Webster, Daniel [R-FL-11] (Introduced 04/20/2017)

Status: Passed House /



On Passage: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

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Cost to the taxpayers:  This Act shall be carried out using funds otherwise authorized to be appropriated or made available to the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Pay-as-you-go requirements:  Data not available

Regulatory and Other Impact: Data not available

Dynamic Scoring:   Data not available

Tax Complexity:  Not applicable to this bill.

Earmark Certification:  Data not available

Duplication of programs: Data not available

Direct Rule-Making:  Data not available

Advisory Committee Statement: Data not available

Budget Authority: Data not available

Constitutional Authority:   Assumed.


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