Today, SIIA joined with other leading trade associations in support of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), bipartisan cybersecurity legislation introduced today by Reps. Mike Rogers (R-MI) and Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) to enhance sharing of cyber threat information between the public and private sectors. Early detection and notification of cybersecurity threats is the most critical component of preventing and mitigating cyber-attacks. CISPA would establish a framework that enables the public and private sectors to work together in sharing information on known threats and vulnerabilities, and enactment of this legislation would increase security across the board.
Mark MacCarthy, Vice President, Public Policy at SIIA, directs SIIA’s public policy initiatives in the areas of intellectual property enforcement, information privacy, cybersecurity, cloud computing and the promotion of educational technology. Follow the SIIA Public Policy team on Twitter at @SIIAPolicy