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It seems we can rarely have a definitive win when it comes to certain things, and the surveillance state is one of those things. We beat the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act last year, but this year it's back—without the "Protection"—as the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) now. Show More Summary
By Mark Jaycox | (Electronic Frontier Foundation) | – The House passed two cybersecurity “information sharing” bills today: the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence’s Protecting Cyber Networks Act, and the House…
Mataparda (CC BY 2.0) The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act failed after Edward Snowden’s revelations of mass government spying. But today it’s back, largely unchanged, as the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act—and President...Show More Summary
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.
Several pending bills would promote increased sharing of cybersecurity-related information — such as threat intelligence and system vulnerabilities — in order to combat the perceived rise in the frequency and intensity of cyber attacks against private and government entities. Show More Summary
The US Senate Intelligence Committee approved a bill Thursday which facilitates the sharing of information about cybersecurity threats between private companies and US government intelligence agencies. Critics fear it’s "a surveillance bill by another name."
The definition of insanity is trying the same thing over and over. When word broke last week that the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, the twice-defeated bill known as CISPA, was being re-revived by Rep. Dutch Ruppersberg...Show More Summary
CISPA is back. You might remember the bill as the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act—or perhaps as " the worst privacy disaster our country has ever faced. " Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger reintroduced the bill to the House Intelligence Committee on Friday under the auspices of preventing another Sony hack. Read more...
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 […]
Remember the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, otherwise known as " the worst privacy disaster our country has ever faced "? Well a senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee is reviving it! Read more...
Dutch Ruppersberger, a U.S. congressman for Maryland and a top-level Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, plans to revive the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) this Friday, The Hill…
Not unlike a mummy, the reanimated corpse of a bad bill that just doesn’t know when to stay dead is once again coming to the floor of a Congress near you this week. Tomorrow, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act — better known as CISPA — is once again going to be introduced before the House of Representatives. The … [More]
From Krebs on Security:It all started a few months back when I received a note from Lance James, head of cyber intelligence at Deloitte. James pinged me to share something discovered by FireEye researcher Michael Shoukry and anotherShow More Summary
A former deputy National Security Agency director said intelligence secrets leaked by Edward Snowden last June derailed legislative attempts to encourage the public and private sectors to share information about vulnerabilities in cyberspace, and said the government must do more to encourage such collaboration.
This summer, when Edward Snowden dropped his bombshell about PRISM, the NSA's vast Internet spying program, the House had recently passed a bill called the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). Widely criticized by privacy...Show More Summary
A "neighborhood watch" by firms could give a fuller picture of hackers' tactics.
The day's top stories in social media and technology for 5/14 include: an FBI briefing of banks on DDoS attacks shares classified intelligence, an epic social media meltdown, an underground escape for a Bahrain blogger, social mediaShow More Summary
Last year, after making it through the gauntlet of SOPA and PIPA, we wondered if we’d have to worry about yet another bit of Internet regulation, CISPA, aka the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. As it turns out, despite support in the U.S. House of Representatives, we probably don’t have to be concerned about CISPA going anywhere, … [More]
Key lawmakers are suggesting that the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) will soon die in the U.S. Senate—just like last year. CISPA backers say it’s designed to make it easier for organizations to share...Show More Summary