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Cyber Brief: Cyber Security in the US Legal Code

Published: Oct 29, 2018

Edited by Michael Martelle

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Cyber Brief: Cyber Security in the US Legal Code

The Cyber Vault has gathered below selections from the US Code related to cyber security. These selections are key to understanding the complex delegation of legal authorities governing the actions of Federal agencies.

The list is ordered according to title and section number.

 

Title 6 – Domestic Security

“Information and Analysis and Infrastructure Protection; Access to Information”
6 U.S.C. Chapter 1, Subchapter II, Part A

“Critical Infrastructure Information”
6 U.S.C. § 131

“Information Security”
6 U.S.C. Chapter 1, Subchapter II, Part C

“Cyber Crimes Center, Child Exploitation Investigations Unit, Computer Forensics Unit, and Cyber Crimes Unit”
6 U.S.C. § 473


Title 10 – Armed Forces

“Authorities Concerning Military Cyber Operations”
10 U.S.C. § 130g

“Unified Combatant Command for Cyber Operations”
10 U.S.C. § 167b


Title 15 – Commerce and Trade

“Computer Standards Program”
15 U.S.C. § 278g-3


Title 18 – Crimes and Criminal Procedure

“Fraud and Related Activity in Connection with Access Devices”
18 U.S.C. § 1029

“Computer Fraud and Abuse Act”
18 U.S.C. § 1030

“Wire and Electronic Communications Interception and Interception of Oral Communications”
18 U.S.C. Chapter 119

“Stored Wire and Electronic Communications and Transactional Records Access”
18 U.S.C. Chapter 121

“Powers, Authorities, and Duties of United States Secret Service”
18 U.S.C. § 3056


Title 28 – Judiciary and Judicial Procedure

“Investigative and Other Officials; Appointment”
28 U.S.C. § 533


Title 40 – Public Buildings, Property, and Works

“Responsibility of the Director [of OMB]”
40 U.S.C. § 11301

“Information Technology Management”
40 U.S.C. § 11315


Title 42 – The Public Health and Welfare

“Federal Agency Data Mining Reporting”
42 U.S.C. § 2000ee-3


Title 44 – Public Printing and Documents

“Information Security”
44 U.S.C. §§ 3551-3559


Title 50 – War and National Defense

“Foreign Intelligence Surveillance – Electronic Surveillance”
50 U.S.C. ch. 36 § 1801-1813

“Director of the Central Intelligence Agency”
50 U.S.C. § 3036

“Responsibilities of the Secretary of Defense pertaining to National Intelligence Program”
50 U.S.C. § 3038