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Cyber Information Sharing Act

Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) - A.K.A Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) - is the latest excitement after PIPA and SOPA. Once dropped already CISA is back in discussion after some privacy concerns were addressed thanks to Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.).  There are a healthy amount of reasons to be skeptical about CISA given government's recent NSA overreach; this “voluntary” information sharing between private companies and the government has some broad language that leaves room for unwarranted datamining taps and hack-back activities for domestic cybersecurity. In summary the bill proposes the following (read between the lines 😉 ):