Landmark Cybersecurity Could Reach Senate Floor Soon
“Before the Senate adjourned for the summer work period, lawmakers agreed to bring up the Cyberthreat Information Sharing Act, or CISA, after they returned to Washington in September,” according to Defense One .
“The bill has been awaiting Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s green light to return to the floor since then but was put aside in favor of other pressing issues like budget negotiations and President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran… The bill would set up incentives for the private sector to share cyberthreat information with other companies and with the government, which supporters say will boost cybersecurity for all involved. Privacy advocates have criticized the bill, however, for what they see as lax protections for personal data.”
“A spokesman for McConnell said Tuesday that CISA remains a priority but did not confirm its return to the floor, because the week’s schedule has not yet been released. Burr said the only hurdle in the way of CISA is the defense authorization bill.”