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Industry Perspectives on the President's Cybersecurity Information Sharing Proposal, Hearing Before the Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, March 4, 2015   [open pdf - 1MB]

This is a compilation of the March 4, 2015 hearing on "Industry Perspectives on the President's Cybersecurity Information Sharing Proposal" held before the House Committee on Homeland Security. From the opening statement of Chairman John Radcliffe: "The Department of Homeland Security's National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, or NCCIC, has been at the forefront working with the private sector to facilitate cyber threat sharing between the government and the private sector. NCCIC is a civilian cyber operations center with an embedded statutorily-required privacy office. In fact, both industry and privacy advocates support NCCIC, which was codified into law last year in bipartisan legislation produced by this committee. […] Today, many companies still choose not to share cyber threat indicators with one another or NCCIC because they fear legal liability. Information about an attack experienced by one can enable another to fortify its defenses. Yet when this sharing does not occur, it leaves all of us more vulnerable because the same criminals can use the same tactics to target other companies, exposing even more Americans to having their private information compromised. Past legislative attempts to improve cyber threat sharing between the private sector and government, and private sector-to-private sector, have failed in large part because they could not balance privacy protections with the need for industry to share cyber threat indicators." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Matthew J. Eggers, Mary Ellen Callahan, Greg Garcia, and Martin Libicki.

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