Dennis Fisher reports:
While Congress is enjoying its annual summer recess, privacy advocates are worried that the White House’s recent endorsement of the controversial CISA bill–which has been criticized by DHS officials, among others–will push the information-sharing bill over the goal line.
The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act is the latest incarnation of Congress’s decade-long effort to legislate some form of threat and vulnerability information sharing. The bill is a close cousin of the much-maligned CISPA measure from several years ago, and it contains several provisions that have not just privacy advocates and security experts worried, but also some government officials. CISA is designed to allow private companies to share threat intelligence with many government agencies in most cases. Right now, this kind of activity is run through a portal operated by the Department of Homeland Security and DHS officials said earlier this month that allowing companies to funnel information to any agency could be problematic.
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