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Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) is a proposed United States federal statute that aims to promote internet security and combat cyber threats by facilitating information sharing between... more +
The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) is a proposed United States federal statute that aims to promote internet security and combat cyber threats by facilitating information sharing between the U.S. government and certain segments of the technology and manufacturing sectors. CISPA, like its predecessors PIPA and SOPA, has incited considerable controversy and criticism from privacy advocates who feel that the bill compromises the integrity of longstanding privacy protections and promotes inappropriate encroachments on citizens' civil liberties.  less -

Senate Intelligence Committee Advances Cyber Sharing Bill

On July 8, 2014, in closed session, the U.S. Senate Committee on Intelligence voted 12-3 to report the Cyber Information Sharing Act (CISA). The bill would grant legal immunity for companies to share cyber threat data with...more

On the Sixth Day of Privacy, the Congress Gave to Me…..

Not much...perhaps we should send them a box of coal. So, we look ahead... If you believe that Congress does best when it does least, then 2013 was an outstanding year – at least as far as privacy and data protection...more

The Current State in Financial Services: Cybersecurity - July 2013

by Reed Smith on

In this issue: - The Current State in Financial Services Cybersecurity - Critical Infrastructure Executive Order - Cybersecurity Legislation - Financial Services Cybersecurity...more

Pols Gone Wild: Congress Discovers Trade Secret Theft And Cybersecurity Are Problems; We Sort Through The Explosion Of Legislation

Trade secret theft and cybersecurity are hot topics in Congress these days, spawning legislative initiatives left and right....more

That’s the Way the Consensus Crumbles: CISPA Splits Natural Allies in High-Tech

If there’s one thing Americans of all political stripes seem to agree on, it’s the need to thwart cyber-attacks on critical U.S. systems. Just this week, the Pentagon for the first time openly blamed China for hacking U.S....more

FERC Proposes to Approve Overhaul of NERC Cybersecurity Standards

by Morgan Lewis on

Major revisions to the existing cybersecurity requirements for electric utilities will focus on greater protections for the most critical assets but will also ensure that all assets receive some level of protection....more

Financial Services Legislative and Regulatory Update -- April 22, 2013

In This Issue: Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; and Upcoming Hearings. Excerpt from Leading the Past Week - It was another incredibly busy week, but obviously our thoughts and...more

D.C. Developments on the Cybersecurity Front – UPDATE

UPDATE: The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) this afternoon. The vote was 18 in favor and two (Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL))...more

Cyber Intelligence Sharing And Protection Act Set For Markup Session

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The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence panel will mark up the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) this week. Last year, CISPA met strong opposition from privacy advocates and the public due to...more

Joint Senate Committee Hearing on Cybersecurity: 3-Point Bulletin

by Cozen O'Connor on

Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Technology and the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs held a hearing titled, “The Cybersecurity Partnership Between the Private Sector and...more

Executive Order Begins Process Of Strengthening Nation’s Cybersecurity And Critical Infrastructure

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

During his State of the Union address on February 12, 2013, President Barack Obama announced his signing of a long-anticipated Executive Order on cybersecurity. After months of discussions with technology companies the...more

President Obama Issues New Executive Order on Improving Cybersecurity

by White & Case LLP on

On February 12, 2013, President Obama signed an executive order for "Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity" (the "Executive Order"). The Executive Order seeks to promote information sharing between the government...more

Addressing the Cyber Threat: Cybersecurity Executive Order Issued and CISPA Introduced

by Reed Smith on

The long-awaited executive order entitled “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity” was issued on Tuesday, along with a companion Presidential Policy Directive and mention by the President in the State of the Union...more

President Obama Issues Long-Awaited Cybersecurity Executive Order

by Snell & Wilmer on

As President Obama delivered his fifth State of the Union speech to Congress on February 12, 2013, he simultaneously issued a highly anticipated Executive Order (“the Order”) focused on improving cybersecurity in the United...more

President Signs Cybersecurity Executive Order

“America must … face the rapidly growing threat from cyber-attacks. Now, we know hackers steal people’s identities and infiltrate private emails. We know foreign countries and companies swipe our corporate secrets. Now our...more

President Issues an Executive Order on Cybersecurity

by Jackson Walker on

On February 12, 2013, President Barack Obama signed an ExecutiveOrder on cybersecurity designed to defend the nation's critical infrastructure. By passing Congress — which could not agree on a legislative proposal — the...more

President Obama Signs Cybersecurity Executive Order

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Last night, President Obama signed a long-anticipated Executive Order, "Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity," which directs the federal government to share cyberthreat information with the owners of systems that...more

Trends For 2013 In Internet And Marketing Law

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

After looking at the most popular posts from 2012 in our last edition, today we look at what are likely going to be the big trends for 2013 in internet and marketing law. ...more

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month — Cryptography is Going Mainstream

The Privacy and Security Matters Blog continues to celebrate National Cybersecurity Awareness Month this October. The Internet has become a primary medium for everyday communication, but individuals rarely consider the...more

EPIC Urges Privacy Safeguards for Defense Department Cybersecurity Program

EPIC has submitted comments to the Department of Defense, urging the agency to protect individual privacy when it obtains detailed information about Internet users from the private sector. Under current Department...more

Senate Moving Towards Vote on Cybersecurity Legislation By J.C. Boggs and Lauren M. Donoghue

by King & Spalding on

Legislation to address the issue of protecting the nation’s critical networks from attack will be on the agenda when Congress returns from the 4th of July recess. Senators have been divided between two versions of...more

McAfee & Taft tIPsheet - July 2012: When cyber-threat protection and privacy concerns collide By Ryan Lobato

by McAfee & Taft on

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (“CISPA”) is a pending legislative proposal aimed at protecting against cyber-threats and cyber-attacks. CISPA follows the much publicized and now effectively defunct...more

House Passes Cybersecurity Bill Despite Controversy

by Jackson Walker on

Business executives and national security leaders are of one mind over the need to improve the security of computers that control elements critical to the U.S. infrastructure. But the two groups are divided over the question...more

FBI Reportedly Seeking Expansion of CALEA to New Communications and Technology Platforms

On the heels of the House’s recent approval of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), CNET News reports that the FBI has drafted amendments to the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA)...more

CISPA – Evil Spawn of SOPA and PIPA?

by Sands Anderson PC on

The House of Representatives has passed The Cyber Information and Security Protection Act, sponsored by Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) and introduced not long after SOPA and PIPA were abandoned in the wake of a popular uprising of...more

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