Senate bill could empower America to hack back
The provision is supposed to defend against bad actors using a network in another country, said Megan Reiss, a senior national security fellow at the R-Street Institute, a non-profit public policy research institute. “Some may have thought this already existed even though it wasn’t in the public doctrine. But it goes along with repeated calls both in and outside of Congress that the U.S. should be setting the standards for cyberspace.”
The proposed bill also includes the Cyberspace Solarium Commission, which hopes to strengthen U.S. digital defense with new expertise. The commission was modeled after a project under the Eisenhower Administration that forged U.S. nuclear policy in the 1950s.
“The idea is to take the most interesting insights from three groups approaching a problem in different ways to create a new strategy,” Reiss said. “It is supposed to get people from thinking about a problem through only one lens or framework.”