The Cyber Security Enhancement Act of 2001 was introduced and sent to the House Judiciary by U.S. Representative Lamar Smith, R-TX, on December 13, 2001, to provide greater cybersecurity for the United States. A hearing was held in the Crime Subcommittee on February 26, 2002. On July 16, 2002, it was sent to the Senate committee, read two times, and then sent to the Committee on the Judiciary.
On April 20, 2005, the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Economic Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Cybersecurity passed HR 285, the Cyber Security Enhancement Act of 2005. The Act states not only that the Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity will be the head of the Directorate’s National Cyber Security Division but also that the division will identify and reduce vulnerabilities and threats as well as provide cyber attack warning systems.
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