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AB-2813 California Cybersecurity Integration Center.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 06/20/2018 04:00 AM
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Amended  IN  Senate  June 19, 2018
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 23, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 2813


Introduced by Assembly Member Irwin Members Irwin and Obernolte

February 16, 2018


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


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2813, as amended, Irwin. 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 (Cal-CSIC), 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 Cal-CSIC 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 Cal-CSIC within the Office of Emergency Services, the primary mission of which is the same as Cal-CSIC as created by Executive order. The bill would require Cal-CSIC to include 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 incorporate language of the Executive order to, among other things, require Cal-CSIC to coordinate with the California State Threat Assessment System and the United States Department of Homeland Security, establish a cyber incident response team, and safeguard the privacy of individuals’ sensitive information.
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) The Office of Emergency Services shall establish and lead the California Cybersecurity Integration Center. The California Cybersecurity Integration Center’s primary mission 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. The California Cybersecurity Integration Center shall serve as the central organizing hub of state government’s cybersecurity activities and coordinate information sharing with local, state, and federal agencies, tribal governments, utilities and other service providers, academic institutions, and nongovernmental organizations. The California Cybersecurity Integration Center shall be comprised of representatives from the following organizations:
(1) The Office of Emergency Services.
(2) The Office of Information Security.
(3) The State Threat Assessment Center.
(4) The Department of the California Highway Patrol.
(5) The Military Department.
(6) The Office of the Attorney General.
(7) The California Health and Human Services Agency.
(8) The California Utilities Emergency Association.
(9) The California State University.
(10) The University of California.
(11) The California Community Colleges.
(12) The United States Department of Homeland Security.
(13) The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation.
(14) The United States Secret Service.
(15) The United States Coast Guard.
(16) Other members as designated by the Director of Emergency Services.
(b) The California Cybersecurity Integration Center shall operate in close coordination with the California State Threat Assessment System and the United States Department of Homeland Security — National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, including sharing cyber threat information that is received from utilities, academic institutions, private companies, and other appropriate sources. The California Cybersecurity Integration Center shall provide warnings of cyber attacks to government agencies and nongovernmental partners, coordinate information sharing among these entities, assess risks to critical infrastructure and information technology networks, prioritize cyber threats and support public and private sector partners in protecting their vulnerable infrastructure and information technology networks, enable cross-sector coordination and sharing of recommended best practices and security measures, and support cybersecurity assessments, audits, and accountability programs that are required by state law to protect the information technology networks of California’s agencies and departments.
(c) The California Cybersecurity Integration Center shall 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. The cybersecurity strategy shall be developed to improve how cyber threats are identified, understood, and shared in order to reduce threats to California government, businesses businesses, and consumers. The strategy shall also strengthen cyber emergency preparedness and response, standardize implementation of data protection measures, enhance digital forensics and cyber investigative capabilities, deepen expertise among California’s workforce of cybersecurity professionals, and expand cybersecurity awareness and public education.
(d) The California Cybersecurity Integration Center shall establish a Cyber Incident Response Team to serve as California’s primary unit to lead cyber threat detection, reporting, and response in coordination with public and private entities across the state. This team shall also assist law enforcement agencies with primary jurisdiction for cyber-related criminal investigations and agencies responsible for advancing information security within state government. This team shall be comprised of personnel from agencies, departments, and organizations represented on in the California Cybersecurity Integration Center.
(e)  Information sharing by the California Cybersecurity Integration Center shall be conducted in a manner that protects the privacy and civil liberties of individuals, safeguards sensitive information, preserves business confidentiality, and enables public officials to detect, investigate, respond to, and prevent to cyber attacks that threaten public health and safety, economic stability stability, and national security.