What You Need to Know From the Cybersecurity Act of 2015: Part One

2016-01-19T16:06:25
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Reporter The Coalfire Blog
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On Dec. 18, 2015, President Obama signed into law an omnibus spending bill that included the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 ("The Act"). The Act was a compromise of cybersecurity information sharing bills that passed the House and Senate earlier in 2015. It creates a voluntary process for sharing cybersecurity information and is intended to encourage public- and private-sector entities to share cyber-threat information. The Act is controversial, as the active sharing of information between and among the Federal Government and private sector entities does not currently occur routinely or effectively.