The number and severity of cyber threats in the United States are on the rise, and a new voluntary program aims to increase cooperation among government entities and private-sector organizations looking to reduce these damaging cyber events.

New US legislation promotes and encourages the private sector and the US government to exchange cyber threat information. The legislation also authorizes the information to be shared amongst several US federal agencies, including the Department of Commerce, the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, the Department of the Treasury, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

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