Cyber Security Bill Passes Senate Muster

November 8, 2015 – In The News
Business Insurance

Scott L. Vernick was quoted in the Business Insurance article, “Cyber Security Bill Passes Senate Muster.” Full text can be found in the November 8, 2015, issue, but a synopsis is below.

In October, the U.S. Senate approved The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2013 – S. 754 – which protects businesses against liability from sharing information with governmental agencies.

The legislation will provide a useful tool that encourages sharing of data between businesses and the government, but it is limited.

Cyber legislation is a good first step, but “we shouldn't get carried away” about what it can and cannot accomplish given that cyber attackers “are changing what they're doing in milliseconds,” said Scott L. Vernick, a noted privacy attorney.

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