Sasse Statement on CISA

October 27, 2015

U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee and an outspoken advocate of a systematic review of U.S. cyber doctrine, issued the following statement regarding today’s vote on The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act.

"A single piece of legislation will not solve the United States’ strategic cybersecurity challenges but I am pleased that this bill elevates our national conversation, makes incremental improvements, and sunsets in a responsible way. After today's votes, we will still face the long-term challenges and uncertainty of this new era of cybersecurity. We must completely re-evaluate our entire cyber doctrine. There’s more work ahead."

Additional background:

Section 208 of The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act is identical to legislation offered by Senator Sasse in the Homeland Security Committee earlier this year. This section will require the government to review unclassified databases— similar to those hacked at OPM— an adversary could use to build a picture, or classified mosaic, that would be damaging to national security.