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House Clears Second Cyber Info Sharing Bill in a Week

cyberThe House voted 355-63 Thursday to pass a bill to encourage government and industry data sharing on cyber threats and protect companies from disclosure liability, Federal News Radio reported Thursday.

Jason Miller writes the House passed the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act a day after the chamber approved the Protecting Cyber Networks Act by a 307-116 vote.

The National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act would exempt nongovernment organizations from antitrust laws when they share cyber threat indicators and defense measures or help federal agencies to investigate and respond to security incidents, according to the station.

Bob Dix, vice president of government affairs and critical infrastructure protection at Juniper Networks, told Federal News Radio the bills are “a great step forward” but he believes “there is more work to do.”

Dix called on the White House and Congress to offer incentives to drive private-sector investment in cybersecurity platforms.

Tom Kellermann, chief cybersecurity officer at Trend Micro, told the station that Congress should also introduce a federal data breach notification bill and include electronic asset forfeiture language in anti-money laundering laws.

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