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A Guide To The Cybersecurity Act Of 2015

Law360, New York (January 12, 2016, 11:57 AM EST) -- John Evangelakos

Brent J. McIntosh On Dec. 18, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Cybersecurity Act of 2015, arguably the most significant piece of federal cyber-related legislation enacted to date. The Cybersecurity Act’s first title, called the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 or “CISA,” establishes a mechanism for cybersecurity information sharing among private‑sector and federal government entities and provides safe harbors from liability for private entities that adhere to certain information-sharing procedures. CISA also authorizes various entities, including outside the federal government, to monitor certain information systems and operate defensive measures for cybersecurity purposes. The Cybersecurity Act’s remaining titles...

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