Tag Archives: information sharing

Congress Set to Finalize Major Cybersecurity Information-Sharing Legislation; House Passes Measure Tightening Visa Waiver Program, Next Steps Unclear

Legislative Activity Congress Set to Finalize Major Cybersecurity Information-Sharing Legislation Before adjourning for the holidays, lawmakers could move on compromise cybersecurity legislation after weeks of informal negotiations to secure final language.  The measure is expected to merge three separate bills aimed at increasing information sharing between the government and businesses.  Ongoing debate over several privacy … Continue Reading

CISA Final Vote Expected on Tuesday

Legislative Activity Senate Will Vote on CISA Final Passage on Tuesday Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has scheduled a final vote on the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA/S. 754) for Tuesday. After months of waiting for the bill to be considered on the Senate floor, the Senate finally began debate of CISA last week … Continue Reading

Cyber Legislation Coming Soon to the Senate Floor

Legislative Activity Cyber Legislation Coming Soon to the Senate Floor It appears that the Senate may celebrate the fact that October has been designated as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month by finally considering the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA/S. 754) on the Senate floor. The timing for the bill’s consideration is dependent on when the Senate … Continue Reading

DHS Issues Notice of Funding Opportunity for ISAO Standards Organization

Legislative Activity Senate Action on Information Sharing Legislation Unclear Prior to the Memorial Day recess, the Senate was unable to complete its work on its surveillance reform legislation to reauthorize the PATRIOT Act and plans to readdress the issue when the chamber returns this week. Given the debate over the PATRIOT Act and the privacy … Continue Reading

Data Breach Legislation Continues to be a Congressional Priority

Legislative Activity Data Breach Legislation Continues to be a Congressional Priority Both House and Senate legislators continue to introduce variations of data security/data breach notification legislation and other bills are expected to be introduced in the near term. To date, only one bill has been marked up in committee and none of the bills have … Continue Reading

Information Sharing Legislation Moves Forward

Legislative Activity House Passes Two Information Sharing Bills Last week, during what the House dubbed as “Cyber Week,” the chamber passed two major pieces of cybersecurity legislation that seek to update and authorize voluntary information sharing platforms that allow the federal government and the private sector to share information about cyber threat indicators they are … Continue Reading

Congress to Move Forward on Data Security and Information Sharing Bills

Legislative Activity Information Sharing Bills Continue to Multiply Last week, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released the bill text of S. 754 – the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) – which previously passed out of the committee by a 14-1 vote. In response to the bill’s release, a number of privacy advocates expressed their … Continue Reading

Congress Avoids DHS Shut-Down; Senate Intelligence Prepares Cybersecurity Information-Sharing Bill; President Authorizes Creation of New Government Agency

Legislative Activity Congress Avoids DHS Shut-Down With only hours to spare before the midnight Friday deadline, the House and Senate passed a stop-gap measure extending funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) by one week, delaying a long-term solution to the current partisan impasse but avoiding a temporary shut-down of the agency. In remarks … Continue Reading

White House Will Unveil Cyber Executive Actions at a Summit this Week

Legislative Activity This Week’s Hearings: Wednesday, February 11: The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will hold a hearing titled “The Connected World: Examining the Internet of Things.” Thursday, February 12: The House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies will host a hearing titled “Emerging Threats and Technologies to Protect the … Continue Reading

Congress Examines Data Breach and Information Sharing Legislation

Legislative Activity House Discusses Potential Data Breach Legislation Last week during the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearing, Subcommittee Chairman Michael Burgess (R-TX) hinted about his plans to develop legislation addressing federal standards on data security and breach notification.  While the Subcommittee Chairman did not explicitly state a timeline for this legislation, it is expected … Continue Reading

Cyber Legislation Possible in the Lame Duck; Comments Due on NIST Information Sharing Guide

Legislative Activity Carper and McCaul Call for Cyber Legislation in the Lame Duck Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) Chairman Tom Carper (D-DE) recently urged Senate leaders to take up his cybersecurity legislation – the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center Act of 2014 (S. 2519). This legislation would codify the existing National … Continue Reading

Cybersecurity Legislation May Need To Wait Until Next Year; NIST Issues Guidance on Cyber Threat Information Sharing and Independent Agencies Begin Ramping Up Cybersecurity Oversight

Legislative Activity Cybersecurity Legislation The lame duck session of Congress will officially begin on Wednesday and it is expected that Senate Democrats will seek to use the remainder of 2014 to complete any outstanding policy items before Republicans take over the Senate in 2015. Although many stakeholders are calling for the Senate to take up … Continue Reading