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VIDEO: Graves Receives Input for Active-Defense Bill at Cyber Event

Washington, May 15, 2017 - Ahead of the recent global ransomware attack, Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) held an event, in cooperation with the Georgia Institute of Technology, on May 1 for executives and thought leaders in Atlanta about cybersecurity policy, including Rep. Graves’ Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act (ACDC). The panelists gave Rep. Graves feedback on his draft bill and discussed ways to improve it.

Click HERE or the image below to watch video of the event, which was titled “Cyber MayDay: Who is in Command When Your Business is in the Crosshairs and How Do You Respond?”  

The panelists who participated in the event are as follows:

  • Congressman Tom Graves (R-GA-14)
    House Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Financial Services & General Government

  •  Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ-9)
    House Committee on Financial Services

  •  Peter Swire
    Associate Director - Policy
    Institute for Information Security & Privacy, Georgia Tech

  •  Candace Worley
    Vice President and Chief Technical Strategist

  •  Stephen Pair
    Cofounder, President & CEO

  •  John Lens
    Senior Vice President of the Network and Security Business Unit

In March, Rep. Graves proposed ACDC as a discussion draft. The draft bill makes changes to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) to allow the use of limited defensive measures that exceed the boundaries of one’s network in an attempt to identify and stop attackers. Once a cybercriminal is identified, the victim can share that information with law enforcement or try to disrupt an ongoing attack. Click HERE to read more about ACDC. 


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