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Cyber sharing bill shares too much, critics say

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Aug 31, 2015.

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    According to '70s hippie comics Cheech & Chong, “Everybody shares stuff, man.”

    Maybe if it’s weed. But, apparently not if it’s cyber threat information.

    Supposedly, creation of a federal framework for that kind of sharing among industries and government has been a priority for years for all parties involved – President Obama Congress and private sector enterprises that are under constant, ever-more-sophisticated attacks.

    But after years of proposals, there are still no results. And if privacy and civil liberties advocates prevail in the current dustup, there won’t be any results this year either.

    The latest effort – several bills on both the House and Senate side – have had varied success. Two House bills – the Protecting Cyber Networks Act, or PCNA (H.R. 1560) and the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015, or NCPAA (H.R. 1731) – easily passed and were combined into one labeled H.R. 1560.

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