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A guide in library resources for research on cybersecurity.
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Federal Statutes and Legislation

Congress made attempts to draft and pass cyber threat data sharing legislation.  For example, the House of Representatives passed two versions of a threat data sharing bill, the Protecting Cyber Networks Act (PCNA) and the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015 (NCPAA), and the Senate followed and passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA).  CISA became law after the House placed it in Appropriations Legislation. To monitor these laws and related proposed legislation, use Congress.gov, which is a website of federal legislation and congressional activity.

The U.S. Code is available through Legal Information Institute, FindLaw and FDsys. Be aware that they are not current so be sure to note the date the code was last updated. The suscription databases Lexis and Westlaw update their online code as new laws are passed with about a 2-month delay while Congress is in  session. Updating the statute with Shepard's or KeyCite on the section is a good idea--be sure to look for pending legislation affecting the section.  Although the full academic subscriptions to Lexis-Nexis and to Westlaw are restricted to current students and faculty, a more limited version of Westlaw is available to on-site library visitors.

  • United States Code Annotated (USCA), by Thomson/West, is available on Westlaw.
  • United States Code Service (USCS) by LexisNexis, is available on Lexis.

To learn more about the print versions of the USC go to the Guide to Using the United States Code.

The US Code is also Bloomberg Law , and annotations are being added in increasing number. It is updated within a month of newly enacted legislation.

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