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The status of new cybersecurity laws proposed in Iowa

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April 14, 2023

The status of new cybersecurity laws proposed in Iowa

As employers in the private and public sectors adjust to the advent of flexible work over the last two years, they're simultaneously trying to protect their organizations from attackers looking to steal and sell data.

2021 was a year defined by significant cyberattacks that crippled infrastructure and shut down hospitals, schools, and municipal governments. It's the same year the Colonial Pipeline, which supplies gasoline to millions living in the Northeast U.S., was hobbled by a ransomware attack that triggered a gas panic and elevated prices for consumers.

And lawmakers were paying attention—passing dozens of laws in 2022 aimed at training workers, securing government agencies, and funneling money into cybersecurity education programs.

Drata compiled a list of new cybersecurity-related legislation in Iowa through February 2023 based on data collected by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

States that passed the most cybersecurity legislation in the past year:

#1. Maryland - 8 laws enacted

#2. Florida - 4

#3 (tie). Virginia - 3

#3 (tie). Kentucky - 3

Iowa new cybersecurity laws in 2022
- Bills enacted: 1
- Bills failed: 17
- Bills vetoed: 0

IA HB 719
- Description: Relates to standards for data security, and investigations and notifications of cybersecurity events, for certain licensees under the jurisdiction of the Commissioner of Insurance, makes penalties applicable, includes effective date provisions.
- Read more about the bill here

This story originally appeared on Drata and was produced and distributed in partnership with Stacker Studio.

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