Senate Approves a Cybersecurity Bill Long in the Works and Largely Dated

October 28, 2015

After four years of false starts and strife over privacy protections, the Senate passed legislation by a vote of 74 to 21 on Tuesday that would help companies battle a daily onslaught of cyberattacks.

But there is one problem with the legislation, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, or CISA: In the years that Congress was debating it, computer attackers have grown so much more sophisticated — in many cases, backed by state sponsors from Shanghai to Tehran — that the central feature of the legislation, agreements allowing companies and the government to share information, seems almost quaint.

Read more at: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/28/us/politics/senate-approves-cybersecurity-bill-despite-flaws.html?ref=todayspaper&_r=0


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