By voice votes on July 28, the House passed the National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act and two other cybersecurity measures. Next stop: the Senate. The bill, if enacted, would codify the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, an agency within the Department of Homeland Security that fosters real-time cyberthreat information sharing with critical infrastructure operators. It also would establish an equal partnership between industry and DHS, and ensure that DHS recognizes industry-led organizations to expedite critical infrastructure protection and incident response. “Striking a balance between security and privacy, I believe, is one of the most difficult challenges in developing cybersecurity legislation, and I’m so very proud that this committee and this bill achieves that goal,” House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mike McCaul said. Source: Bank Info Security Got an interesting Fast Fact for a business audience? Please send and share it with our 1,653 subscribers. Click here to subscribe to Read|Delete and receive fast facts delivered weekly.