Compliance Management, Incident Response, Government Regulations, Privacy, TDR

Rep. Amash introduces bill to repeal fledgling Cybersecurity Act


Just one month after President Barack Obama signed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) of 2015 into law, a bipartisan coalition of U.S. House members led by Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) introduced a bill that would repeal the legislation.

Supporters of the original act, including the Obamaadministration, argue the bill creates a system for the voluntary sharing ofcyberthreat intelligence between private corporate entities and governmentagencies. But opponents, including some privacy advocates, insist that it infringeson citizens' privacy, and also that it was furtively slipped into a largeromnibus appropriates bill that was signed into law on Dec. 18, 2015.

Amash was joined by Rep.John Conyers (D-Mich.), Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Rep. Thomas Massie(R-Ky.), Rep. Ted Poe (R-Tex.), and Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.).

Bradley Barth

As director of multimedia content strategy at CyberRisk Alliance, Bradley Barth develops content for online conferences, webcasts, podcasts video/multimedia projects — often serving as moderator or host. For nearly six years, he wrote and reported for SC Media as deputy editor and, before that, senior reporter. He was previously a program executive with the tech-focused PR firm Voxus. Past journalistic experience includes stints as business editor at Executive Technology, a staff writer at New York Sportscene and a freelance journalist covering travel and entertainment. In his spare time, Bradley also writes screenplays.

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