Cyber security bill promotes sharing of threat data
November 30th, 2011
11:26 AM ET
2 years ago

Cyber security bill promotes sharing of threat data

Washington (CNN) - Legislation introduced in the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday is designed to knock down the barriers that interfere with the federal government and the private sector sharing critical information about cybersecurity threats.

The bill would enable the intelligence community to share classified information with the private sector while at the same time addressing the concerns private companies have with providing information about attacks on their systems to the government.

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  1. diridi

    bust all cyber invaders...my computer gets turned off, at times...bust them...virus, virus, virus...bust.

    November 30, 2011 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  2. @OmegaRaiel

    Is this the Protect IP bill that censors the internet?

    November 30, 2011 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Wasn't this type of legislation (allowing unclassified people access to classified data) responsible for that whole "wikileaks" episode?

    November 30, 2011 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    Of course, the MSM, ever enamored with the creeping fascism instigated by the Dubya mis-adminitration, is ignoring the real story here: a bill that just passd the Senate and would allow indefinite detention OF AMERICAN CITIZENS. Obama is threatening to veto it. Orwell was only off by about a quarter century.

    November 30, 2011 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  5. R

    "Of course, the MSM, ever enamored with the creeping fascism instigated by the Dubya mis-adminitration, is ignoring the real story here: a bill that just passd the Senate and would allow indefinite detention OF AMERICAN CITIZENS. Obama is threatening to veto it. Orwell was only off by about a quarter century."

    Ok Sniffit, you always want others to post facts, now it's your turn. Furthermore, explain how that deals with sharing critical information about cyber security threats?

    November 30, 2011 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  6. R

    @ Rudy,
    So what do you propose they should do then? Just not share any information at all and hope that nothing bad happens? This information needs to be shared, although it certainly needs to be done in a way where there is no room for error.

    November 30, 2011 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |