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Charles Schumer to Congress: Prioritize Notification Standards After Latest Data Breach

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has called on Congress to take up the proposed cybersecurity legislation and prioritize breach notification standards following reports of an Excellus BlueCross BlueShield data breach in December 2013. The senator said in a press release Thursday that the breach discovered in August exposed the health and financial information …

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Report: 22 Amendments Lined Up for CISA After Senate Recess

Senators will vote on 22 proposed amendments to the cyber information-sharing bill if it comes up in September after the recess amid a packed legislative schedule, the National Journal reported Wednesday. Kaveh Waddell writes that the future Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, which will provide incentives to businesses for sharing threat information …

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US-CERT’s Brad Nix: DHS to Use STIX, TAXII for Cyber Info Sharing

The Department of Homeland Security‘s U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team plans to implement a new approach to cybersecurity information sharing through automation, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jason Miller writes that US-CERT Deputy Director Brad Nix said the agency will use the Structured Threat Information eXpression and Trusted Automated eXchange of Indicator Information technical specifications …

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Former NSA, NCTC Chiefs Point to Security Threats in Cyber, Terror

Keith Alexander, former National Security Agency director, highlighted the growing threat of cyber attacks on power grids, financial systems and other critical infrastructure during a recent Aspen Security Forum event, Politico reported Thursday. Josh Gerstein writes that Alexander anticipates that Congress will pass the proposed legislation on cyber information sharing between …

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Report: House Plans Floor Consideration for Cyber Bill After Spring Recess

The House will deliberate on a proposed cybersecurity legislation the week of April 21 to address liability protections for the private sector to facilitate cyber information sharing with the government, the National Journal reported Thursday. Dustin Volz writes that a memo from Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) stated the schedule as lawmakers work to prioritize …

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