President Obama Releases Cybersecurity Plan To Address Public Safety, Public Health Concerns
Earlier this week, President Obama detailed a proposal designed to prompt legislation on cybersecurity, which he said is "a growing public safety and public health" concern as more data are stored online. Under the new plan, the federal government would grant limited liability protection to companies that promptly share cyberthreat information with the government. However, companies must take steps to remove any personally identifying data from the shared information. Further, the proposal would expand the Department of Homeland Security's outreach with certain organizations.
- "White House Renews Effort on Cybersecurity Bill With New Proposal" (Hennessey, Los Angeles Times, 1/13).
- "Information Sharing at Top of Obama Cyber Agenda" (Perera, Politico, 1/13).
- "Obama Seizes on Sony Hack To Break Logjam on Cybersecurity Bill" (Strohm/Greiling Keane, Bloomberg/Health Data Management, 1/14).