A Practical Path To Cybersecurity

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In October, the Senate passed a controversial new bill called the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA). This bill is strikingly similar in language and intent to the Protecting Cyber Networks Act passed by the House in April as they both focus on information sharing among private entities and between them and the federal government. With the two bills now reconciled by House and Senate negotiators and included in the omnibus budget spending bill, the combined bills join the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), which modernized roles, responsibilities, and requirements for management of information security and the National Cybersecurity Protection Act, which codified the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), as significant pieces of legislation to address the growing cybersecurity threat facing the United States.

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