Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco promised to use an existing law to go after contractors that don't follow required cybersecurity standards
“For too long, companies have chosen silence under the mistaken belief that it’s less risky to hide a breach than to bring it forward and report it,” Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco said during the Aspen Institute Cyber Summit. “Well, that changes today.” Monaco said the Justice Department will for the first time use civil enforcement tools to go after government contractors that fail to follow required cybersecurity standards. “We know that puts all of us at risk,” she said. The department will use existing authorities under the False Claims Act.