A bill introduced this week by a bipartisan group of law makers, called the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Industrial Control Systems Enhancement Act, would give more authority to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to protect critical systems against future attacks. The bill comes after the latest news of a cyber attack in the critical infrastructure: this one, an unsuccessful hack of a Florida water treatment facility.  

The CISA director would be required to maintain the ability to detect and respond to attacks on industrial control systems, and be able to provide assistance to critical infrastructure groups when necessary. The director would be required to collect and distribute information on vulnerabilities in systems to owners and operators of critical infrastructure facilities.