Report: President Obama Discusses His Cybersecurity Agenda with Congressional Leaders

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cybersecurityPresident Barack Obama has met with congressional leaders to promote legislation to allow public and private organizations to share cyber threat information in real time, FedTech Magazine reported Thursday.

Nicole Blake Johnson writes President Obama said during a speech Tuesday at the National Cybersecurity Communications Integration Center that White House will continue to work with Congress to enact threat intelligence sharing measures.

“In the meantime, we’re going to do everything we can with our existing authorities to make sure industry gets the information it needs to better defend itself,” he added, according to the magazine.

The White House has updated its cybersecurity legislative proposal to include measures designed to uphold privacy and civil liberties, standardize breach notification rules and increase law enforcement agencies’ cybersecurity role.

Johnson reports the Obama administration seeks to authorize industry to share technical data such as Internet protocol addresses, time stamps and routing information with the Department of Homeland Security and information-sharing analysis organizations.

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