A plan to label companies vulnerable to hacking is set to spark debate on Capitol Hill

Lucky Cola

Commission member Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., has advocated for hearings on SICI at the House Homeland Security Committee, on which he sits. A committee spokesperson didn’t answer whether the panel planned to hold any.

But some of the groundwork has already been laid, if Congress does take action. A 2013 executive order directed agencies to identify the critical infrastructure at greatest risk, something Spaulding helped work on when she was at DHS. And DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency in 2019 debuted its initial list of “national critical functions” to prioritize for protection.