Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Cyber Command Chief Urges Action on Information-Sharing Legislation

Martinez, Jennifer. "Cyber Command Chief Urges Action on Information-Sharing Legislation." The Hill, July 9, 2012.

From the blog: "The head of U.S. Cyber Command argued on Monday that cybersecurity legislation focused on improving information-sharing about cyber threats between the private and public sectors would not encourage the government to read through Americans’ personal emails.

Gen. Keith Alexander tackled claims made by privacy and civil liberties groups in recent months that information-sharing measures pending in Congress would widen the flow of people’s personal emails to the government. The four-star general argued that this legislation is needed to ensure critical infrastructure operators have the ability to share information about incoming cyber threats and attacks with the government “at network speed” and get the help needed to thwart potential damage." 
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