This report provides an in-depth analysis of the information sharing and countermeasure and monitoring provisions of the Lieberman-Collins and McCain bills in the Senate.
The Cybersecurity Act of 2012, S. 2105 (“Lieberman-Collins”), and SECURE IT, S. 2151 (“McCain”), both have broadly written provisions that would authorize ISPs and other companies to:
- share private communications with the National Security Agency and other federal entities, or with any other agency of the federal government designated by the Department of Homeland Security;
- monitor private communications passing over their networks; and
- employ countermeasures against Internet traffic.