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House Intros Cyber Intelligence Sharing And Protection Act

Bill would require the Director of National Intelligence to set up procedures for sharing cyber-threat intelligence with private sector
House members have introduced new legislation that would promote information sharing between the government and private companies on matters of cybersecurity.

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, introduced Wednesday by Reps. Mike Rogers and Dutch Ruppersberger of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence--chairman and a ranking member of the committee, respectively--allows the feds to share intelligence information with companies to help them prevent cyber attacks before they happen.

The bill also allows for "approved businesses" to share cyber threat information among themselves and also with the government, according to a statement.

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