WASHINGTON – After several false starts this year, the Senate is gearing up for a vote on a major cybersecurity bill backed by the banking industry.

The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act would allow for greater sharing of cyber threat information between government and the private sector and provide businesses with certain liability protections for doing so. The bipartisan legislation passed out of the Intelligence Committee 14-1 in May, but has yet to prevail on the chamber floor.

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