SIIA commends today’s House passage of the Cybersecurity Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA, H.R. 3523). With cyber threats more sophisticated and targeted than ever, and growing at an unprecedented rate, now is the time to act on critical cybersecurity legislative priorities. We believe the top priority is to establish a framework that enables the public and private sectors to work together in sharing information on known threats and vulnerabilities. H.R. 3523 would accomplish the vital objective of early detection and notification of cybersecurity threats. This is the most critical component of preventing and mitigating attacks, and will increase security across the board.
As important as this bill is, information sharing is not alone enough to protect the nation’s cyber threats. SIIA continues to support quick passage of other key measures before the House to address the nation’s most pressing cybersecurity challenges, while preserving innovation. These measures include:
• HR 4257 to reform of Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA),
• HR 2096 and HR 3834 to provide for additional cybersecurity R&D.
A strong and responsive cybersecurity system that doesn’t add burdensome regulation will make everyone more secure and keep our country at the forefront of tech innovation.
Ken Wasch is President of SIIA.