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AB-1306 California Cybersecurity Integration Center.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 04/07/2017 04:00 AM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  April 06, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1306


Introduced by Assembly Member Obernolte

February 17, 2017


An act to add Sections 8586.5 and 8586.6 Section 8586.5 to the Government Code, relating to emergency services.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1306, as amended, Obernolte. California Cybersecurity Integration Center.
Existing law authorizes the Governor to make, amend, and rescind orders and regulations to implement the California Emergency Services Act. The act requires the Governor to coordinate the State Emergency Plan and those programs necessary for the mitigation of the effects of an emergency in this state. The act creates within the office of the Governor the Office of Emergency Services, which is responsible for the state’s emergency and disaster response services, as specified.
By Executive order in 2015, the Governor directed the Office of Emergency Services to establish and lead the California Cybersecurity Integration Center, with its primary mission to reduce the likelihood and severity of cyber incidents that could damage California’s economy, its critical infrastructure, or public and private sector computer networks in the state.
The Executive order, among other things, required that the California Cybersecurity Integration Center be comprised of representatives from various entities, and that it develop a statewide cybersecurity strategy informed by recommendations from the California Task Force on Cybersecurity and in accordance with state and federal requirements, standards, and best practices.
This bill would establish in statute the California Cybersecurity Integration Center (Cal-CSIC) within the Office of Emergency Services to develop a cybersecurity strategy for California in coordination with the Cybersecurity Task Force. The bill would provide that Cal-CSIC would have the same primary mission as Cal-CSIC as created by Executive order. The bill would require Cal-CSIC to include, but not be limited to, representatives from the Office of Emergency Services, the Office of Information Security in the Department of Technology, the State Threat Assessment Center, the Department of the California Highway Patrol, the Military Department, the Office of the Attorney General, the California Health and Human Services Agency, and others.
The bill would authorize the Director of Emergency Services, as specified, to administer, authorize, and allocate federal homeland security grant funding and would require the director to prioritize grant funding for prevention measures undertaken by the Office of Information Security in the Department of Technology in furtherance of a specified provision of the Governor’s Executive order. The bill also would specify the authority of the Director of Emergency Services to administer the grant programs to respond to statewide emergencies requiring immediate attention.

The bill would require that the Department of Technology be included in the cyber attack response portion of the State Emergency Plan.

Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 8586.5 is added to the Government Code, to read:

8586.5.
 (a) There is established within the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services the California Cybersecurity Integration Center, which shall develop a cybersecurity strategy for California in coordination with the Cybersecurity Task Force. That strategy shall be developed in accordance with state and federal requirements, consistent with applicable standards and best practices.
(b) The primary mission of the California Cybersecurity Integration Center is to reduce the likelihood and severity of cyber incidents that could damage California’s economy, its critical infrastructure, or public and private sector computer networks in our state.
(c) The California Cybersecurity Integration Center shall include, but not be limited to, representatives from all of the following organizations:
(1) Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.
(2) Department of Technology, Office of Information Security.
(3) State Threat Assessment Center.
(4) Department of the California Highway Patrol.
(5) Military Department.
(6) Office of the Attorney General.
(7) California Health and Human Services Agency.
(8) California Utilities Emergency Association.
(9) California State University.
(10) University of California.
(11) California Community Colleges.
(d) (1) The Director of Emergency Services, in consultation with the Office of Information Security of the Department of Technology or the Cybersecurity Task Force, or both, may administer, authorize, and allocate federal homeland security grant funding in accordance with federal grant guidelines and shall prioritize grant funding for prevention measures undertaken by the Office of Information Security of the Department of Technology in furtherance of the provision in the Governor’s Executive Order B-34-15 (Aug. 31, 2015) that directs state departments and agencies to “ensure compliance with existing information security and privacy policies, promote awareness of information security standards with their workforce.”
(2) Nothing shall preclude the Director of Emergency Services from administering the grant programs to respond to statewide emergencies requiring immediate attention.
(3) For purposes of this subdivision:
(A) “Prevention measures” include, but are not limited to, risk assessments as prescribed in Section 11549.3 and compliance with the guidelines in Section 5300 and following of the State Administrative Manual and with the Statewide Information Management Manual guidelines.
(B) “Federal homeland security grant funding” refers to the federal Homeland Security Grant Program as authorized by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the United States Department of Homeland Security.

SEC. 2.Section 8586.6 is added to the Government Code, to read:
8586.6.

The Department of Technology shall be included in the cyber attack response portion of the State Emergency Plan.