NCTA-Backed Cybersecurity Bill Exits House Intelligence

Vote on bill is unanimous

The House Intelligence Committee last week unanimously approved the Protecting Cyber Networks Act (H.R. 1560), a bill that would allow companies to share cyber threat information and make it easier for them to take defensive measures to counter such attacks.

A Senate version of the bill passed out of its Intelligence committee 14-1 earlier this month.

The bill is supported by the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, which echoed its praise of the Senate bill.

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NCTA Backs House Cybersecurity Bills

Argue they will provide "flexible and adaptable" policy that relies on industry best practices rather than prescriptive government rules that will be outdated before they can be enforced