February 14, 2012

Washington, D.C. (February 14, 2012) – Dean Garfield, President and CEO of the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), released the following statement regarding “The Cybersecurity Act of 2012” introduced today:
“The cybersecurity bill introduced today includes key elements that will contribute to cybersecurity and help preserve our industry’s ability to drive innovation and security into our products and technologies.  Several aspects of the bill, including strengthened criminal penalties for cybercrime, information sharing, increased cybersecurity research development, and Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) reform will help to improve our nation’s cybersecurity.”
“Since much of cyberspace is owned or operated by the private sector, the high-tech industry has acted as a resource to Congress and the Administration by sharing our experts and our real-world experiences with cybersecurity.  We appreciate the Senate’s constructive engagement with industry on this bill.  ITI and our members look forward to continuing to work with the Senate to address our remaining concerns as this cybersecurity bill moves towards the floor.”
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