WASHINGTON – Today ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, released the following statement from Vice President of Policy and Law John Miller applauding the House of Representatives for passing the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2018, which renames the National Protection and Programs Directorate as the National Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to better communicate the agency’s cybersecurity mission. The bill will now be sent to President Trump to be signed into law.
“Effectively countering today’s cyber threats requires government and industry working together and dedicating appropriate resources and expertise to a shared cybersecurity mission. The restructured agency established by this bill will better focus the Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity efforts and streamline how it engages with the private sector to thwart and mitigate cybersecurity incidents, bolstering the nation’s cyber resiliency and sending a clear message that strong cybersecurity is a top priority. We thank Congress for advancing this bill and are committed to supporting this new agency in its critical mission.”