October 27, 2015

WASHINGTON – The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), the global voice for the tech sector, issued the following statement from President and CEO Dean Garfield after the U.S. Senate voted to pass the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 (S. 754):

“ITI commends the Senate for acting on S. 754, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 (CISA). In laying out cybersecurity principles on behalf of the tech sector, ITI noted that empowering all stakeholders to better protect and defend cyber networks and consumer data is essential in today’s interconnected digital world. The voluntary sharing of cyber threat information helps enable such protection and defense if it safeguards privacy, offers adequate legal liability protection to encourage participation, focuses on actionable and timely information, and promotes continued innovation.”

“The Senate’s passage of a cyber-threat information sharing bill represents an important step in the congressional process toward achieving these goals. We see a key opportunity for bill sponsors and conferees in the House and Senate to come together to address outstanding concerns and send a final bill to the President that best achieves our shared goal of promoting greater cybersecurity.”

The U.S. House of Representatives passed its version of cybersecurity information sharing legislation in April. With the passage of Senate legislation, a process to reconcile the two bills is expected.

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Public Policy Tags: Cybersecurity