By Bill Gertz
A House Intelligence Committee bill that passed this week would prohibit private sector security companies from sharing cyber threat data with the National Security Agency or Pentagon – the most competent U.S. government cyber security agencies.
A provision of the Protecting Cyber Networks bill would prohibit the federal government from sharing cyber threat data with NSA and the Pentagon but allow all other federal agencies to receive it. The measure appears aimed at limiting the scope of NSA’s role in cyber security while giving the less-capable Department of Homeland Security a great stake.
NSA is currently the premier U.S. government agency for cyber security with decades of experience and thousands of specialists. The Pentagon also has set up a military cyber war… Read More