Just days after the Senate was presented with the House's revised cybersecurity bill, two Senate staffers have said that the Senate will not be voting on the bill, effectively vanishing hopes of a national cybsecurity regulation in the near future. Instead, the Senate is said to be drafting a bipartisan information sharing bill.
Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), which would have given businesses and the federal government legal protection to share information on cyber threats with each other to enhance the nation's cybersecurity. See our recent blog post on CISPA here.
Although this outcome is not shocking (especially since it mirrors last year's proceedings when the House passed CISPA and the Senate never took up the bill), many thought that this year would be different. After all, experts and intelligence officials are saying that hackers pose a greater national security threat than terrorists.
Stay tuned as the never-ending saga of cybersecurity legislation continues.....