2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: LaRock
New Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (language only)

Item 428 #4h

Item 428 #4h

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority


Page 360, after line 12, insert:

"3. Out of this appropriation, $25,000 shall be used to develop a Commonwealth Cybersecurity Strategic Plan (CCSP) related to cybersecurity. The CCSP shall be designed to protect the health, safety, and economic interests of Virginia's citizens, businesses, and government by reducing the impact of potential cyber-related events. The CCSP shall focus on Commowealth-wide awareness, preparedness, prevention, resilience, response, and critical infrastructure design. The CCSP shall (i) develop a framework that enables the State Chamber of Commerce, law enforcement agencies, emergency management agencies, and information technology entities to work with public and private partners to rapidly baseline, identify, respond to, and minimize the impact of cyber disruption events in the Commonwealth; (ii) develop a framework for effective and continuous information sharing, analysis, mitigation, and response to threats of increasing scope and severity; (iii) facilitate yearly integrated planning and assessments with entities that own and maintain infrastructure critical to the Commonwealth, its federal partners, its businesses, and its citizens. Experts from the public and private sector and commercial, academic, and Federal cybersecurity expertise shall be consulted and actively involved in the development of the CCSP. The proposed CCSP shall be submitted to the Governor and the General Assembly no later than October 1, 2016, along with nay recommendations for additional initiatives, funding, or statutory changes needed to fully implement the plan."


(This amendment directs the IEIA to develop a Commonwealth Cybersecurity Strategic Plan, includes the required areas of focus of said plan, and requires the Agency to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly.)