Senator Saxby Chambliss is one of a few senators who reintroduced a piece of legislation that would help strengthen cybersecurity in the United States. The Strengthening and Enhancing Cybersecurity by Using Research, Education, Information, and Technology Act (SECURE IT), S. 3342, bill improves several areas of the bill as well as enhances privacy protections and civil liberties oversight.
“Now that the House has passed legislation that can improve our nation’s cybersecurity without regulating the private sector or growing the size of government, the Senate should follow these principles and work to rebuild sorely needed trust between the government and the American people,” said Sen. Chambliss. “The SECURE IT Act is a strong step in this direction, and I am proud to be a cosponsor.”
There is some concern that this would be Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) in a different form. There were some issues with CISPA in that there would be a possibility of decreasing of privacy rights. President Obama has stated he would veto any cybersecurity bill that included those provisions from CISPA.