Cyber Information Sharing Act
Posted By: Tanner Clark - 5/2/2016 12:00:00 AM
The Cyber Information Sharing Act (CISA), a significant piece of cyber-security legislation, was added to the omnibus spending bill passed by Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama last month. CISA is designed to encourage companies to cooperate with one another and with governmental agencies when disclosing and sharing information about identified cyber security threats, in part, by offering immunity to companies as a result of sharing that information.

Proponents of CISA say that sharing information will allow both the government and the private sector to respond to threats more quickly and efficiently. Critics, however, worry about the privacy of sensitive customer and patient data.

Cloud services and cyber espionage are likely cyber threats in the coming year. Regardless of the source, it’s clear that guarding yourself from cyber-attacks involves identifying your exposures and developing strategies to protect yourself from each developing risk.