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Obama administration officials say a lack of trust among companies about sharing cyber-threat intelligence with the government remains an obstacle to expanded info-sharing operations – even with recent passage of the Cybersecurity Act that offers liability relief for the private sector.

Automotive industry stakeholders are urging the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to closely consider cybersecurity and privacy concerns as it drafts guidance on deploying and operating self-driving automobiles, with the industry emphasizing the need to clear up liability issues and address driver privacy.

State officials appearing at a House Homeland Security hearing stressed the need for an improved cyber workforce and designated federal cybersecurity funding, as lawmakers consider the federal government's role in helping states improve their poorly ranked cybersecurity capabilities.

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) today called for Congress to develop a cybersecurity doctrine that would clarify the government's response and obligations following a cyber attack, which would help coordinate federal efforts to secure data and networks and boost deterrence against malicious attacks on critical industries.