Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Obama Unveils Cyberthreat Info Sharing Plan

Republicans Pledge Cooperation with President

It looks like 2015 is beginning where 2014 left off regarding cyberthreat information-sharing legislation.
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President Obama on Jan. 13 unveiled his legislative proposal to promote cybersecurity information sharing between business and government, a proposal Congress has debated for years, but has been unable to enact.
Obama's proposal, according to a summary released by the White House, would provide stronger privacy protections than did the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, the bill passed in the last Congress by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives and which the administration threatened to veto (see White House Threatens CISPA Veto, Again). Cyberthreat information-sharing legislation never came up for a vote in the then-Democratic-controlled Senate.

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