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Ferocious opposition not enough to stop CISA

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Oct 28, 2015.

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    The Cyber Information Security Act of 2015, which passed the Senate this week, is about improving cyber security through the private sector and government sharing threat information. Opponents’ arguments that it is a clandestine surveillance bill were not enough to kill the bill.

    October is National Cyber Security Awareness month. But after the U.S. Senate’s approval of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 (CISA) on Tuesday, the many and increasingly vocal opponents of the bill may be inclined to re-name it “Lack of Cyber Security Awareness” month.

    CISA, which got final passage on a 74-21 vote, and which President Obama has indicated he will sign, is touted by advocates as a way to improve cyber security in both the public and private sectors through the sharing of threat information.

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