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Administration, Microsoft rally support for cyber bill

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February 21, 2012
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire, Requirements, Solution Providers
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The state of U.S. computer security today hearkens back to the pre-Sept. 11 days when the CIA and the FBI were unauthorized to share intelligence, said federal officials and lawmakers promoting a new bill that would sanction the government and industry to exchange network threat information.

The legislation, a mix of several rival bills, would direct the Homeland Security Department to coordinate the protection of private networks. It would require businesses running critical systems to comply with basic security rules and to notify the government of major disruptions. The measure, S. 2105, also would allow the intelligence community to share classified tips with firms and let companies disclose threat information to the government without being held liable.

via Nextgov, continued here.