NCTA-Backed Cybersecurity Bill Exits House Intelligence

The House Intelligence Committee last week unanimously approved the Protecting Cyber Networks Act (H.R. 1560), a bill that would allow companies to share cyber threat information and make it easier for them to take defensive measures to counter such attacks.

A Senate version of the bill passed out of its Intelligence committee 14-1 earlier this month.

The bill is supported by the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, which echoed its praise of the Senate bill.

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Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.