From: The Honorable James R. Langevin
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Date: 2/28/2017

The Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus and Congressional Tech Staff Association present

Cybersecurity 101 – Legislation in the 114th Congress

Thursday, March 2, 2:30pm – Rayburn 2212

Dear Colleague,

As we begin the 115th Congress, cybersecurity continues to grow as a leading policy issue. Whether it’s through

successful attacks on the Ukrainian power grid
the use of Internet of Things devices to bring down core services
, or
attempts to influence our elections
, cybersecurity is increasingly important to our constituents and our national security.

With that in mind, the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus has teamed up with the Congressional Tech Staff Association to present
Cybersecurity 101. This three-part briefing series will provide Members and staff a firm grounding in relevant cybersecurity concepts and the current state of policy. Part three, focusing on legislative activities last Congress, will take place
Thursday, March 2, at 2:30pm in
2212 Rayburn.

We will be joined by two of CRS’s cybersecurity experts, both of whom have extensively analyzed cybersecurity legislation. Whether you’re interested in the definitions (what exactly is an “indicator of compromise?”), authorizations (what are network defenders
allowed to do on their networks?), or federal components (what is the role of DHS or FBI?) tied to the Cybersecurity Act of 2015, their insights will prove invaluable. Bring your questions and come learn about the cybersecurity legislative landscape! If you
are interested in attending, please email

The Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus was co-founded by Representatives Jim Langevin and Michael McCaul to raise awareness of cybersecurity issues and provide a forum for Members representing
different committees of jurisdiction to discuss the challenges in securing cyberspace. If you are interested in joining the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus, or have any questions, please contact Nick Leiserson (
in Congressman Langevin’s office or Brandon Batch ( in Chairman McCaul’s office.



Jim Langevin                    Michael McCaul
Member of Congress        Member of Congress