Multiple federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Defense (DOD), Department of National Intelligence (DNI) and Department of Justice (DOJ), face several deadlines this week regarding the Cyber Information Sharing Act (CISA), which encourages reciprocal sharing of data breach and cyber threat information between the federal government and private sector while also guaranteeing liability protection. The DOJ and DHS are required by law to provide “public guidelines governing how federal agencies will protect privacy and civil liberties when sharing cyber threat indicators.” They have also been asked to deliver their final policies on how organizations can best share cyber threat data with the government, according to a recent article on The Hill. Additionally, the DNI and the Office of Management and Budget are required to deliver a report to Congress on “the ways an adversary might be able to gain access to classified information by exploiting an unclassified information system.” The report will be delivered to both intelligence committees on both chambers of Congress. A full list of required documents can be found here.
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