House Bill 4691
117th Congress(2021-2022)
K–12 Cybersecurity Act of 2021
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in House on Jul 26, 2021
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jul 26, 2021
Latest Action
Sep 14, 2021
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
4691
Congress
117
Policy Area
Education
Education
Primary focus of measure is elementary, secondary, or higher education including special education and matters of academic performance, school administration, teaching, educational costs, and student aid.
Sponsorship by Party
Rhode Island
California
No House votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

K-12 Cybersecurity Act of 2021

This bill requires the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to study the cybersecurity risks facing elementary and secondary schools and develop recommendations that include cybersecurity guidelines designed to assist schools in facing those risks. The use of such recommendations shall be voluntary.

The study must evaluate the challenges that schools face in securing (1) information systems owned, leased, or relied upon by those schools; and (2) sensitive student and employee records.

Further, the bill requires CISA to (1) develop an online training toolkit designed for school officials; and (2) make available on the Department of Homeland Security website the study's findings, the cybersecurity guidelines, and the toolkit.

Text (2)
September 14, 2021
July 26, 2021
Actions (8)
09/14/2021
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 87.
09/14/2021
Reported by the Committee on Homeland Security. H. Rept. 117-122.
07/28/2021
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
07/28/2021
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
07/28/2021
Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation Discharged.
07/27/2021
Referred to the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation.
07/26/2021
Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.
07/26/2021
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Created
Jul 27, 2021 7:14:22 AM
Record Updated
Oct 19, 2021 2:05:59 PM