For the cyberattacks that happened during the Presidential election campaign, a 9/11-style commission is planned to be created so the cyberattacks could be examined by some bipartisan senators.
In order for the U.S. Election Systems to research the election cyberattacks, Lindsey Graham and Kirsten Gillibrand announced legislation to establish the National Commission on Cybersecurity.
Recommendations were also made on how to defend against that kind of activity that’s going only forward.
This commission is planned to be modeled as the 9/11 Commission which task was to investigate the Sept. 11.2001 terrorist attacks.
Robert Mueller is currently reviewing if there was an arrangement between Moscow and Trump’s campaign. Meanwhile, couple congressional committees are also investigating Russia.
Before the elections, the election-related systems in couple U.S. states were targeted as well as some high-level Democratic officials from Russia’s cyberattacks according to the intelligence society.
Graham and Gillibrand were called by the commission to document everything; I mean everything “any harm or attempted harm” leading up to the 2016 vote.
The Local governments and the federal state would have to be informed; about all of the findings documented by the commission. Congressional leaders and the state election jurisdiction will select the experts for the panel.
The foreign hazard in the 2018 midterm elections crucially needs to be prevented from the commission both Graham and Gillibrand stated.
“We need a public accounting of how [the Russians] were able to do it so effectively, and how we can protect our country when Russia or any other nation tries to attack us again,” Kristen said.
Then she continued by saying that “The clock is ticking before our next election, and these questions are urgent.”
“The issue goes beyond partisan politics” and “strikes at the heart of American democracy”
“We must take steps to ensure that we protect the integrity of our elections from hostile; outside and foreign influences,” Graham continued.
At the beginning of this year, identical legalization was popularized by Elijah Cummings and Eric Swalwell.