Cybersecurity bill passes Senate Intelligence Committee
On March 13, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence voted the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 through by 14 to 1. The bill will now move on to the Senate.
The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 creates additional incentives to increase voluntary sharing of cybersecurity threat information between the private sector and the federal government while protecting individual privacy and civil liberties interests. The bill also offers liability protection to the private sector.
The bill tasks the Department of Homeland Security with setting up a mechanism to receive threat indicators from network operators, and includes plans for government to share classified and other non-public threat information with “cleared representatives of relevant entities.”
The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 was co-sponsored by Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) and Vice Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).
For more information about the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015, please follow the links below.
Press Release of Intelligence Committee: Cybersecurity Bill Passes Intel Committee 14-1, U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Senate intelligence panel approves cyber bill, FCW: The Business of Federal Technology