Burr: New Website, Cybersecurity, Capital Tonight

Senator Richard Burr
2015-03-23 07:46:35
Richard Burr, US Senator North Carolina This week, in my capacity as Senate Intelligence Chairman, I introduced a major piece of legislation: the *Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act [link 1]* (S.754).�Co-sponsored with Vice Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the bill creates additional incentives to increase sharing of cybersecurity threat information while protecting individual privacy and civil liberties interests and offering liability protection to the private sector. The *Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act *was approved by the Senate Intelligence Committee on a 14-1 vote last Thursday. I�m proud of the Committee�s work and the quality of this bill. This legislation protects the privacy rights of Americans while also minimizing our vulnerability to cyber-attacks. Information sharing is purely voluntary and companies can only share cyber-threat information and the government may only use shared data for cybersecurity purposes. This legislation provides important liability protection for entities that share cyber threat information as provided in the bill. It further requires that both private and government entities remove personal information prior to sharing. These are protocols which will help minimize the threat to the United States and also ensure that our citizens are less likely to experience the same scale of attacks as we�ve seen in the Sony and Anthem attacks. You can read more about the *Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act *here [link 2] and the full legislative text is here [link 3]. Last week I joined Tim Boyum on Capital Tonight to discuss everything from the letter to Iran and to my new cybersecurity legislation. Watch by clicking below. [image = burr.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/CaptialTonight.png] [link 4] Senator Burr joins Tim Boyum on Capital Tonight [link 5] � On another tv appearance this week, I also discussed my veterans homelessness legislation that I introduced with Senator Manchin last week. Click below to watch. If you�re interested in more information about the legislation, please click here [link 6]. [image = burr.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/GrayTV.png] [link 7] Senator Burr and Senator Manchin discuss Homeless Veterans Prevention Act of 2015 [link 8] Have you seen my redesigned Senate website? [link 9] It is now fully integrated with social media, features online form submission and is an efficient platform for constituents to engage with my offices both in Washington and across North Carolina. It has information about pending legislation, issue areas critical to North Carolinians, and important press updates in a modern, easier to use format. It also includes information on how constituents can receive help from my office. Check it out yourself! [image = burr.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/Newwebsiteemail.png] [link 10] www.Burr.senate.gov [link 11] ������� Sincerely, [image = burr.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/sig_block.gif] ������� Richard Burr [image = burr.enews.senate.gov/common/images/sn-facebook-like.png] [link 12] [image = burr.enews.senate.gov/common/images/sn-linkedin-share.png] [link 13] [image = burr.enews.senate.gov/common/images/sn-twitter-tweet.png] [link 14] Tell a Friend* Survey/Question [survey] E-mail Updates* *Yes, please periodically send me e-mail updates.** [image = burr.enews.senate.gov/images/clickherebtn.gif] [link 15] *By subscribing to my e-mail updates, you are authorizing me to send regular e-mail updates from my office to your e-mail account. [image = burr.enews.senate.gov/images/stay_connected.gif] [image = burr.enews.senate.gov/images/icon-ft-twitter.png] [link 16] �� [image = burr.enews.senate.gov/images/icon-ft-youtube.png] [link 17]�� [image = burr.enews.senate.gov/images/icon-ft-fb.png] [link 18]
March 23, 2015

Americans have unfortunately become all too familiar with the constant threat to their personal information from hackers.  As the recent attacks on Target, Anthem Blue Cross and Sony illustrate, cybersecurity threats come from both here and abroad, and Americans' most sensitive data is the target. Last week, I introduced a bipartisan bill aimed at addressing this threat: the (S.754).

The bill, which is coauthored with Senator Dianne Feinstein, would create additional incentives to increase sharing of threat information while making sure individual privacy is protected. The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act was approved by the Senate Intelligence Committee on a 14-1 vote.

I�m proud of the Committee�s work and the quality of this bill. Our goal is to minimize a growing threat to the United States and also ensure that our citizens' personal data remains private and secure. You can read more about the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act Last week I joined Tim Boyum on Capital Tonight to discuss everything from the letter to Iran and to my new cybersecurity legislation. Watch by clicking below.

 

 I also discussed my veterans homelessness legislation that I introduced with Senator Manchin last week. Click below to watch. If you�re interested in more information about the legislation, please click

Have you seen my It is now fully integrated with social media, features online form submission and is an efficient platform for constituents to engage with my offices both in Washington and across North Carolina. It has information about pending legislation, issue areas critical to North Carolinians, and important press updates in a modern, easier to use format. It also includes information on how constituents can receive help from my office. Check it out yourself!

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