Last Friday, March 13, 2015, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence voted the bill,“Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015,” through committee.  This bill creates additional incentives to increase sharing of cybersecurity threat information while protecting individual privacy and civil liberties interests. Not everyone is in favor of this bill: Earlier in the month, advocacy groups sent a letter to the committee stating that CISA “would significantly undermine privacy and civil liberties.”  In fact, any organization that is  “building the haystack” of personal/patient/consumer data, also faces questions of how this data is used properly and within the limits of the policies. 

This highlights a critical issue for organizations collecting large amounts of data: balancing information sharing (across multiple groups for different purposes) against the risk of data misuse. Our customers have moved beyond this debate and they see there doesn’t need to be as stark a trade-off between information-sharing and protecting privacy. In financial services, organizations can bring together credit bureau and banking-regulated data, while still sharing across the organization.  Using our automated, real-time data use protection platform, any progressive organization can validate information access/sharing against the data’s policies.

View our product overview to learn more about how TrustLayers is changing the conversation: stop just locking down the data, and learn how to maximize the benefits of these modern-day haystacks, while minimizing the risks.