You may remember last week we did a quick post on four cyber-related bills being voted on in the House. Well since then we’ve done a poll and kept up on some of the news regarding this legislation. Apparently no one in the House saw our poll results. Over 82% of the people responded with “Definitely not … the new bills are there only to fulfill an agenda.”. We’ve heard a lot about Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) but what ever happened to the other three bills? Here’s a quick run-down based on a few articles I’ve found.
|Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) (H.R. 3523)||Passed 248-168||This is the big controversial one that will be heading to the Senate. The Senate’s version is quite different so we really don’t know what’s going to happen there. Also it looks like the White House would veto this bill in its current form as they feel it infringes too much on privacy.|
|Federal Information Security Amendments Act (FISCAM) (H.R. 4257)||Passed via “Voice Vote”||Known as the FISMA Act of 2012, this piece of legislation would require agencies to be more proactive and implement continuous monitoring efforts.|
|Cybersecurity Enhancement Act (H.R. 2096)||Passed 395-10||If you recall, this bill is primarily focuses on providing funding for R&D efforts.|
|Advancing America’s Networking & Information Technology Research & Development Act (H.R. 3834)||Passed via “Voice Vote”||This piece of legislation is another aimed at advancing cybersecucrity R&D efforts.|
For more information on each of these bills, be sure to check out our summary from last week. You can also find some good info at the following GovInfoSecurity articles.
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