Wednesday, April 22, 2015

CISA's sibling: House passes new cyber threat-sharing bill

(RT) The United States House of Representatives has approved a controversial cyber bill that would encourage companies to share information about computer attacks with the federal government.
On Wednesday afternoon, lawmakers in the House voted 307-116 in favor of the Protecting Cyber Networks Act. It envisions expanded legal liability protections for corporations if they choose to voluntarily share certain kinds of digital data through a government “cyber portal” administered by the Department of Homeland Security.

The Senate will next have to approve the bill before it lands on the desk of Pres. Barack Obama, and an autograph from the commander in chief would make it so that firms aren’t liable for the threat info shared with the feds.

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