It’s Time for CISA to go back to School : OTI grades the best, and the worst, CISA amendments

Just before they left for the August recess, Congress reached a tentative agreement to proceed on the controversial Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015. As part of that agreement, a series of 22 amendments were guaranteed to receive a vote when the full bill comes before the floor. We’ve dug through the amendments and put together summaries of the best… and the worst.  

We still have fundamental issues with the underlying bill that aren’t addressed by any of the offered amendments, even though some would improve CISA. We’re still hopeful that Congress will recognize that CISA isn’t the right way to address our country’s serious cybersecurity issues and will turn instead to approaches that will have great impact on our systemic problems.

The Good:

The Bad:

If you’re curious about the state of CISA in general and a brief analysis of all 22 amendments, check out Robyn Greene’s post from last week.

Author:

Ross Schulman is a co-director of the Cybersecurity Initiative and senior policy counsel at New America’s Open Technology Institute.