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House Bill Would Allow “Hacking Back” in Defense of Private Networks

In mid-October, House Representatives Tom Graves (R-GA-14) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ-09) introduced the Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act (ACDC) (H.R.4036). The bill would allow companies and other authorized individuals to use limited defensive measures—that is, to “hack back”—beyond the boundaries of company’s own network to monitor, identify, and disrupt cyber attackers.