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Senate Cybersecurity Bill Gives Firms Liability Protection for Sharing Data

U.S. administration officials, private sector executives and privacy advocates are reviewing a draft of a bill that would encourage sharing of cybersecurity data between the government and companies, two key Senators said on Wednesday. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein, …

U.S. Unveils Draft of Voluntary Corporate Cybersecurity Standards

A U.S. bureau on Tuesday unveiled a draft of voluntary standards that companies can adopt to boost cybersecurity – part of an attempt to protect critical industries without setting restrictive and costly regulations. The National Institute of Standards and Technology …

Snowden Leaks, NSA Activities Complicate Push for Cybersecurity Law

Senior U.S. officials on Wednesday sought to mend fences with the technology industry as they renewed their pleas for legislation to increase the flow of information about cyber attacks between federal agencies and private companies. A plan to protect companies …

Obama Administration Vows Veto of Cybersecurity Bill Over Privacy Provisions

The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto a House of Representatives bill aimed at improving U.S. cybersecurity, citing among other things concerns about privacy protections. In a repeat of last year’s events, the Obama administration issued a new veto …

Senate Kills Cybersecurity Bill

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid declared a U.S. cybersecurity bill, opposed by business and privacy groups, dead on Wednesday after it failed a test vote for the second time. The bill would have increased information-sharing between intelligence agencies and private …

White House Readies Executive Order on Cybersecurity

The White House is preparing to direct federal agencies to develop voluntary cybersecurity guidelines for owners of power, water and other critical infrastructure facilities, according to people who said they had seen recent drafts of an executive order. The prospective …

Pentagon Warns Private Computer Networks on Vulnerability to Cyber Attacks

Privately-owned U.S. computer networks remain vulnerable to cyber attacks, and many U.S. companies are not doing enough to protect them, Deputy U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said on Wednesday. “I hope this isn’t one of those situations where we won’t …

Bipartisan Senate Bill Addresses Cyber Threats

Compromise legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate on Thursday would bolster cyber threat assessment and permit the government to share information with American business under certain conditions, a step aimed at better protecting them from attacks. The bill, which is …

Officials Say Bipartisan Deal on Cybersecurity Possible

Senior Obama administration officials and a bipartisan group of U.S. senators agreed on Wednesday to push for cybersecurity legislation as quickly as possible, the White House said Thursday. White House spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said the officials went to Capitol Hill …