After beating back amendments by Democratic members to limit liability protections for businesses, the House Homeland Security Committee on
April 14 unanimously approved cyberthreat information sharing legislation on a voice vote.
The House Intelligence Committee has approved cyberthreat information sharing legislation that its leaders developed. Meanwhile, a national data breach notification bill has been introduced that's modeled on language proposed by the White House.
Add the Protecting Cyber Networks Act to the growing list of cyberthreat information sharing legislation pending before Congress. Lawmakers are now considering four measures, all designed to help thwart data breaches.
A draft of cyberthreat data sharing legislation from Rep. Mike McCaul is "marginally better" in regards to privacy protections than a measure that passed the Senate Intelligence Committee earlier this month, a privacy advocacy group says.
A bill to be introduced by Rep. Mike McCaul would designate DHS's National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center as the portal for sharing cyberthreat information. The measure will spell out liability safeguards for those sharing data.
The Senate Intelligence Committee has passed a cyberthreat information sharing bill known as CISA, but it's unclear whether it provides liability protections for businesses and privacy safeguards for citizens that would receive White House approval.
The federal government plans to let businesses lead the way in creating standards for new cyberthreat information sharing and analysis organizations, much as it did when it created the cybersecurity framework.
During her first month on the job, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used a private email server that lacked a digital certificate that would have ensured encrypted and authenticated email communications, surmises security firm Venafi.
"Align technology with businesses" is an old phrase. But information security is now part of this change, making strides to align with growth as a business enabler. Enter: the converged technology operations center.
The Senate Intelligence Committee could consider in the coming days new cyberthreat information sharing legislation that's seen as more to the liking of the business community than the measure proposed by President Obama.
As part of its biggest reorganization in its nearly seven-decade history, the Central Intelligence Agency is creating a Directorate of Digital Innovation that will use cyber technology to amass and analyze intelligence.
Word that Hillary Clinton maintained a personal email server while secretary of state has elevated cybersecurity and privacy as political issues. But it's just the latest example of such issues grabbing the attention of U.S. voters.
Small and mid-size businesses might not be able to afford participating in voluntary programs to share and receive cyberthreat information, as President Obama has proposed, industry representatives tell Congress.