Over the last month, privacy advocates have slammed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, arguing that it’s surveillance legislation hidden in a security bill’s clothing. But those protests didn’t stop a Senate committee from passing the bill by a vote of 14-1. Show More Summary
By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee voted unanimously on Thursday to advance a long-awaited bill that would make it easier for companies to share information about cybersecurity threats with the government without the fear of lawsuits. Show More Summary
A new bill has been introduced to make sharing cyberthreat data between corporations and the government less risky -- legally.
The US House Select Committee on Intelligence stated Tuesday that the US federal government and private sector should share data on cyber threats upon advancing the Protecting Cyber Networks Act.
The bill contains stronger privacy protections than previous legislation.
Remember when everyone freaked about CISPA, the cybersecurity bill with scary privacy implications ? CISA, a similarly-named cybersecurity bill, is here to take its place. Even after adding fifteen amendments, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act is a dangerous piece of legislation. Read more...
Cybersecurity legislation has been a hot topic this year, especially since President Obama’s comments during his State of the Union address. Since the address, the President has called for sweeping changes to the government’s priorities on cybersecurity. Show More Summary
Last week, the Senate Intelligence Committee voted (in secret, of course) to approve a new cybersecurity bill, dubbed CISA (as it was in the last Congress), though it kept the content of the actual bill secret until this week. The only Senator who voted against it was... Show More Summary
Dueling House committees are drafting their own cybersecurity bills, reflecting a legislative turf war that has complicated political efforts to address the growing number of computer attacks.
The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, a new cybersecurity bill that would expand the powers of the NSA, is quickly moving through the Senate and could be voted on within a month. Similar legislation is expected to surface in the House of Representatives as early as later this week. Show More Summary
Wording in a new cybersecurity bill could compel tech companies to voluntarily share user information with law enforcement. A new bill making its way through the Senate would allow the federal government to collect user information from companies like Google and Facebook… without a warrant. Show More Summary
Privacy critics have protested that CISA would create a legal framework for companies to more closely monitor internet users and share that data with government agencies. The post CISA Cybersecurity Bill Advances Despite Privacy Concerns appeared first on WIRED.
The Senate Intelligence Committee is discussing a cybersecurity bill Thursday that could have far-reaching privacy implications. But you won't be able to hear what, exactly, they're discussing. The bill's markup session, which is an important step on the road to passage, is closed. Show More Summary
Why civil liberties groups are uniting against the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015.
The White House and some congressional Democrats have raised privacy concerns about a cybersecurity bill drafted by top Senate Intelligence Committee lawmakers, stalling – at least temporarily – one of Congress's top priorities.
President Obama has tried for three years to persuade Congress to pass a cybersecurity bill. The president went so far as to highlight his cybersecurity proposals to a prime-time audience during his recent State of the Union address. And in the wake of the massive Sony hack, the political climate may finally have shifted in his favor. Read More
In the wake of the hack at Sony Pictures Entertainment and other prominent data breaches, the White House tried Tuesday to jump-start the effort to pass cybersecurity legislation by unveiling an updated proposal aimed at ironing out major sticking points in a long-stalled effort.
This isn't a huge surprise, but Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, the NSA's personal Rep in Congress (NSA HQ is in his district), has announced that he's bringing back CISPA, the cybersecurity bill designed to make it easier for the NSA to access data from tech companies (that's not how the bill's supporters frame it, but that's the core issue in the bill). Show More Summary
Published every weekday, the Switchboard is your morning helping of hand-picked stories from the Switch team. House Dem revives major cyber bill. The Hill reports: "The measure — known as the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) — has been a top legislative priority for industry groups and intelligence officials, who argue the country […]
CISPA, the Internet's most-hated cybersecurity bill, has risen from the grave yet again.