Cyber ​​revive CISPA, moving spark by Obama - reports

Recent reports cyberespionage and piracy against American targets important sparked rumors of cybersecurity in Washington with leaders of the House Intelligence Committee have intent to bring the controversy CISPA - the exchange of information and the Act Cyber ​​protection - and President Obama should prepare its own order on the issue.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) and ranking member Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) say they intend to reintroduce CISPA - unchanged - next week in a speech at the Center Strategic Studies and International Studies in Washington, according to Beltway Tech Blog The Hill.

"U.S. companies are under siege," Rogers said in a statement quoted by the blog. "We need to provide U.S. companies with the information they need to better protect their networks against these dangerous cyber threats. It time to stop admiring the problem and deal with it immediately. " Despite an outcry over privacy concerns by groups like the American Civil Liberties Union, CISPA passed by the House last year but stalled in the Senate because the Upper House has worked on his own legislation cybersecurity. The White House has also threatened to veto CISPA if it landed on the desk of the President.

Recent reports cyberspying on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post, however, with the attacks on the website of the Federal Reserve on U.S. banks and more - not to mention an impending Comment "cyber 9/11" - put the issue to the forefront.

The passage of Obama?
According to a Bloomberg report - which cites "two former White House officials briefed on the administration's plans" - President Obama will issue a decree on February 12 after cyber State the address of the Union.

The order, Bloomberg said, would create a "voluntary cybersecurity standards for companies operating essential infrastructure the United States." He also "directs federal agencies to consider incorporating cybersecurity standards in existing regulations [ and] ... directs the government to share information on cyber threats with the private sector and the issue of security clearances for more industry representatives to receive classified information. "

Obama backed legislation on cyber security standards for business volunteers died in the Senate last year, with the Republicans and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce saying it would be ineffective and would de facto rules that slow business, Bloomberg noted .

Critics of the different measures proposed aim cyber increased cooperation between Internet companies and intelligence agencies of the United States could erode the privacy of users. And some have even gone so far as to say that the early regulation of things like denial of service used against U.S. banks could hamper legitimate forms of protest.
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