Cyber security bill passed

Senate Passes Cybersecurity Information Sharing Bill

Question- 27 October 2015, which of the following Senate passed a controversial Cyber security bill?

(a) U.S.A.

(b) Pakistan

(c) Germany

(d) Canada

Ans-(a)

Related facts:

  • On October 27, 2015, the US Senate passed a bill Cyber security Information Sharing Act of 2015 (CISA).
  • The main purpose of this bill to encourage the better Cyber security Information and to share information’s between the government and private sector on cyber threats.
  • Important to know that the bill passed by 74 votes against 21 votes.
  • It is notable that, the bill was opposed by tech trade groups representing Microsoft, Twitter, Yelp, Apple and other companies.

Reference:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2015/10/27/senate-passes-controversial-cybersecurity-information-sharing-legislation/
http://www.industryweek.com/technology/senate-passes-cybersecurity-bill-over-tech-objections

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