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Cybersecurity Experts Urge Faster Threat Alerts From Homeland Security

Eversheds Sutherland Partner Michael Bahar is quoted in this Morning Consult article regarding rising calls from cybersecurity practitioners to improve information sharing between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and private industry officials. Learn...

DHS to Clarify Liability Protections for Companies Sharing Cyber-threat Indicators

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) intends to issue revised guidance that will clarify liability protections for companies sharing cyber-threat indicators among themselves, and will reissue guidance on information sharing with non-federal entities under the Cybersecurity Act of 2015. DHS intends to revise the initial guidance issued in February to reflect the industry feedback...

DHS Announces Public Hearings and Requests Comments on Handling of Critical Infrastructure Information

  The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) announced that it will hold a series of public hearings and request comments on revising its regulations regarding the handling of protected critical-infrastructure information (“PCII”) in an automated and electronic format.  According to the notice published in the Federal Register, DHS is requesting comments on revising its rules...

Sutherland Partner Addresses Cybersecurity Concerns in TheStreet

Sutherland Partner Mary Jane Wilson-Bilik was recently quoted in TheStreet article “What Banks and the IRS Should Do to Prevent a Cyber 9/11” authored by  Marguerite Arnold. In this article, Mary Jane addresses cybersecurity threats and the potential impact a large-scale cyberattack may have on critical...

Proposed Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015

The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee released the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 (S.754) on March 18, 2015. The bill would encourage the sharing of cybersecurity threat information, require measures to protect individual privacy and civil liberties interests, and offer liability protections to the private sector. Under the bill, information sharing would be voluntary,...

New Federal Cybersecurity Threat Tracking Center Launched

The White House has announced the creation of a new federal unit tasked with coordinating the sharing of cyber threat information. No single federal agency is currently tasked with creating assessments of cyber threats and sharing information between existing cybersecurity units of the federal government. The new Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center, or CTIIC, is intended to...

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