House passes 2nd cyber bill to promote info sharing

April 24, 2015

WASHINGTON (4/24/15)--The U.S. House passed the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015 Thursday, by a 355-63 vote. This is the second cybersecurity-related piece of legislation passed by the House this week, the Protecting Cyber Networks Act (H.R. 1560), was passed Wednesday.

H.R. 1560 allows enhanced sharing of information about cybersecurity threats, while H.R. 1731 amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to enhance multi-directional sharing of cybersecurity risk information.

CUNA supports both pieces of legislation. Both bills will be combined. The Senate is expected to act on cyberthreat information sharing legislation at some point in the coming weeks.