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CISPA cybersecurity legislation wins industry support
This article is part of the Information Security magazine issue of June 2012
The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), a legislation designed to provide the federal government with threat data from private sector firms, is gaining wide support from security and tech companies. Symantec and Verisign are two notable security firms that have signaled support of the cybersecurity legislation. Others are members of the Internet Security Alliance (ISA), a multi-sector trade organization that includes AVG and Ratheon. Technology heavyweights Microsoft, IBM, Intel, Oracle, and Facebook also voiced support for the legislation. Supporters mainly praise the bill for fostering information sharing and also eliminating liability for sharing threat data with the government. The proposed law, which passed the House in late April, aims to give the government some oversight into protecting critical infrastructure facilities that are owned by private-sector companies. CISPA amends the National Security Act and clears security vendors of any legal ramifications in sharing their customer data with federal ...
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Features in this issue
Businesses and government agencies work to improve sharing of cyberthreat information.
Capabilities such as encryption and DLP can be complicated in the cloud.
SIMs aren’t just for network monitoring anymore.
Legislation designed to provide the federal government with threat data from the private sector gains steam.
Columns in this issue
Reflections on the ICS CERT alert, Oracle’s handling of a zero-day and more.
Security expert Marcus Ranum talks with Brian Chess, formerly of HP, about coding practices and security.
Enterprises need an agile risk management strategy to deal with today’s evolving threats.