Revisions to Cyber Defense Act Address Concerns of National Cyber Security

Recently, we have witnessed data breaches becoming a notable risk for organizations of all sizes as hackers latch on to and target intellectual property and customers’ personally identifiable information within digital spaces. As hackers find new and back-end ways to access private property on various channels, there is a need for tactical solutions.

A bill has recently been amended to address these pressing issues of national cyber security. Originally, the Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act would allow victims of cyber crime to use “active defense techniques” to both stop cyber attacks in their tracks, and even identify the hackers. With this new amendment comes a requirement for victims to notify the FBI of their actions and add an exemption to allow victims to destroy the data stolen from them, once they are able to track it down to a hacker’s device.

You can read the full article from On The Wire here.