US security arm makes bid for private sector data

Friday, 20 February 2004, 3:36 PM EST

The Protected Critical Infrastructure Information (PCII) programme will enable the private sector, which owns and operates more than 85% of critical infrastructures in the US, to share vulnerability and security data voluntarily with the government in a way that protects sensitive or proprietary corporate data from public disclosure.

Under provisions of the Critical Infrastructure Information Act of 2002, information voluntarily submitted will be protected from disclosure until and unless a determination is made by PCII programme officials that the information does not meet the requirements for PCII. If validated as PCII data, the information will remain private.

Companies and members of the public wanting to submit information to the DHS on the proposal may do so through the PCII website.

By Dan Verton at Computer Weekly.

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