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President Obama Signs Executive Order Promoting Cybersecurity Information Sharing in the Private Sector

On February 13, 2015, President Obama signed an Executive Order designed to encourage private companies and organizations to share information on cyber threats among themselves, and with the federal government, on a voluntary basis. The President signed the order as part of a speech given at a Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection Summit held at Stanford University. This order is part...

Senate Holds Cybersecurity Information Sharing Hearing

On January 28, 2015, cybersecurity information sharing was the focus of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs’ first hearing in the 114th Congress. In the wake of high-profile cyber attacks on Sony, Target, and JPMorgan, the testifying industry executives and security experts urged Congress to pass an information sharing bill that will better detect and...

Federal Cybersecurity Legislation Signed into Law

New cybersecurity legislation provides for cybersecurity information sharing and codifies the process for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to adopt a Cybersecurity Framework. The set of cybersecurity bills were signed into law on December 18, 2014. The National Cybersecurity Protection Act of 2014 establishes within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) a...

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