FBI Hacked While Congress Ponders Cybersecurity Legislation

by on February 6, 2012 · 0 comments

Over at TIME.com I take a look at the different approaches to cybersecurity now being considered by Congress:

>But what can congress do to improve cybersecurity? One line of thinking reportedly embodied by the Senate legislation, though details of that bill are not yet available, would tell network owners how to protect their systems. The Department of Homeland Security would be charged with creating security rules and punishing companies that did not comply. Such a prescriptive approach may not be very helpful, however. …

>The bipartisan approach moving forward in the House, on the other hand, takes a different approach. At the center of the PRECISE Act is the creation of a non-profit National Information Sharing Organization (NISO) that would serve as a clearinghouse for the voluntary exchange of cybersecurity threat information between government and industry. Under the NISO umbrella, as long as they only share information for cybersecurity purposes, industry and government would be exempt from privacy laws that today restrict collaboration.

Read the whole thing at TIME.com.

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