There were several developments related to cybersecurity and AI over the past week in DC. The House and Senate have officially passed Fiscal Year 2024 National Defense Authorization Act - sending a consensus version of the legislation to the President's desk with agreement on an array of key cybersecurity initiatives. Additionally, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Harry Coker to serve as the new White House National Cyber Director this week.
Furthermore, CISA has released new guidance on open-source software security and SBOMs, while also announcing a new working agreement with the EU on cyber capacity building. The administration has also released their latest unified regulatory agenda, showcasing forthcoming regulations coming in 2024 ranging from CISA's cyber incident reporting rules to ONCD's rules on regulatory harmonization. The FBI has also provided guidance to companies ahead of the SEC's cyber disclosure rules going into effect on December 18th.
Lastly, the House Homeland Security Committee convened a hearing this week focused on CISA's role in securing AI systems - with bipartisan consensus on the importance of AI in furthering cybersecurity, as well as support for developing secure AI through following CISA guidance.