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Cyber Agency Wants Law to Improve Private Sector Data Sharing

April 22, 2021, 10:09 PM

The government needs legislation to encourage the private sector to share its information about cyber vulnerabilities, the acting head of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said Thursday.

“Without legislation, you’re not going to have consistent information sharing,” Brandon Wales, the acting director, said Thursday during the Billington CyberSecurity Defense Summit.

CISA wants to work with lawmakers to craft legislation that gives the government access to information that could help defend networks across industries, while still protecting sensitive private sector data, Wales said, adding that there is already bipartisan support in Congress to develop new authorities.

Brandon Wales, acting director of cybersecurity and information security agency at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, testifies during a Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs hearing on March 18, 2021.
Photographer: Samuel Corum/Bloomberg

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