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Senate OKs Bill to Encourage Govt-Industry Cyber Threat Data Sharing

The Senate voted 74-21 Tuesday in favor of legislation to encourage sharing of cyber attack information between companies and federal civilian agencies, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. John McKinnon writes the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act seeks to address privacy concerns by requiring businesses to exclude personal customer records from the data …

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White House Supports Cybersecurity Info Sharing Bill

The Obama administration has endorsed the approval of a bill that would allow private companies to exchange cyber threat information with federal agencies, The Hill newspaper reported Thursday. Cory Bennett writes the White House praised Sens. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) for their efforts to address many privacy concerns in amendments to the Cybersecurity …

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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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House OKs Bill to Authorize Digital Threat Data Sharing

The House of Representatives passed a cybersecurity bill by a 307-116 vote Wednesday to limit liability for companies that report threat information to the U.S. government, the New York Times reported Wednesday. Jennifer Steinhauer writes the Protecting Cyber Networks Act specifies that businesses and federal agencies must remove any personal …

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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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Michael McCaul: House Cyber Info Sharing Bill to Include New Liability Protections

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) has said lawmakers are preparing a new bill to provide liability protections for private companies that share sensitive cyber-related information with the government, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Sean McCalley writes that McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, aims to build on previous measures to bolster cyber information-sharing …

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Ron Johnson: Congress Must Balance Cyber Info-Sharing, Data Breach Notification Issues

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said he believes that Congress can help strengthen U.S. cybersecurity efforts if it pushes for public-private information sharing with liability protections and notification procedures for data breach incidents. Johnson, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, wrote in an opinion piece published Monday on The Hill …

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Phyllis Schneck: DHS Working on Trust, Standards to Strengthen Cyber Info-Sharing

The Department of Homeland Security is setting up an organizational structure that would encourage the private sector to exchange cyber threat information with the government amid the White House’s proposal for liability protection, FCW reported Wednesday. Mark Rockwell writes that Suzanne Spaulding and Phyllis Schneck of the National Protection and Programs Directorate at DHS told the House …

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Report: Congress Could Prioritize Cyber Info Sharing Legislation

The new Congress could put cybersecurity legislation at the top of its agenda as it convenes amid ongoing concerns regarding cyber attacks and data breaches, GovInfoSecurity reported Tuesday. Eric Chabrow writes that some analysts see potential legislation that would focus on the sharing of threat information between government and industry. “One of the …

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