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U.S. House passes second cyberthreat information-sharing bill

Grant Gross | April 24, 2015
For the second time in two days, the U.S. House of Representatives has voted to pass a bill that would give legal protections to companies that share cyberattack information.

Several business and trade groups applauded the House passage of the two information-sharing bills. The legal protections in the bill will allow companies and government agencies to better warn each other of pending cyberattacks, said the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA).

"Early detection and notification is critical to preventing and mitigating attacks, but businesses are often hamstrung in their ability to share essential information," Mark MacCarthy, SIIA's vice president of public policy, said in a statement.

 

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