See What They’re Saying

Dec 2, 2011
See What They’re Saying

For Immediate Release                                                       Contact: Susan Phalen
December 2, 2011                                                                 Susan.Phalen@mail.house.gov
                                                                                                Amanda Rogers Thorpe
                                                                                                Amanda.Thorpe@mail.house.gov

 

 

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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, and Ranking Member Dutch Ruppersberger introduced a bipartisan bill to help American businesses be better able to protect their computer networks and intellectual property from cyber attacks.  The “Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011”, H.R. 3523, passed the House Intelligence Committee markup yesterday with a decisive vote of 17-1.  The bill is not only receiving strong bipartisan support in the House of Representatives, it is also receiving strong support from major US corporations and business associations. 

 

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“The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than three million businesses and organizations of every size, sector, and region, supports the “Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011”, which would be an important step in assisting the nation’s public and private sectors to prevent, deter, and mitigate the array of cyber threats from illicit actors without imposing burdensome regulations on industry.”

 

R. Bruce Josten

Executive Vice President, Government Affairs

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

 

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“The ‘Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011’ provides a solid framework and useful legal protections to permit the timely flow of actionable threat information in order for organizations to better protect themselves and customers.”

 

Christopher Padilla

Vice President governmental Programs

IBM

 

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“The sharing of cyber threat and attack information is an essential component of an effecdtive cyber-defense strategy, and the legislation helps to provide greater clarity for private sector entities.”

 

Tim McKone

Executive Vice President, Federal Relations

AT&T

 

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“There is a critical role for government in securing cyberspace, and today’s bill sets forth a path that would enable government and network providers to better share information in real time, while relying on market incentives to drive continuous improvement and innovation in cybersecurity.”

 

Walter B. McCormick Jr.

President & CEO

USTelecom

 

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“Verizon supports the “Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011” and applauds its sponsors for taking a focused approach to enhancing our national cybersecurity-defense capabilities.”

 

Peter Davidson

Senior Vice President for Federal Government Relations

Verizon

 

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“This legislation will protect both our national security and our customers and has the strong support of the nation’s cable, telephone and wireless industries.”

 

Michael Powell

President & CEO

National Cable & Telecommunications Association

 

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“Enactment of this sort of legislation will contribute significantly to the expansion of sound cybersecurity practices.”

 

“Your legislation will promote the sort of public-private partnership that will be necessary to defeat those intent on gaining unauthorized access to public and private sector networks.”

 

Steve Largent

President & CEO

CTIA - The Wireless Association

 

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“On behalf of Microsoft, I want to commend Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers and Ranking Member Dutch Ruppersberger for the introduction of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011.”

 

“…this bill is an important first step towards addressing significant problems in cyber security.”

 

Fred Humphries

Vice President, U.S. Government Affairs

Microsoft Corporation

 

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“This bill provides important updates and clarifications ot he US Code that will facilitate and increase cyber intelligence information sharing within the private and public sectors.”

 

“This legislation will modify current constraining rules to allow for improved information sharing, which is essential to the continued protection of the cyber ecosystem.”

 

Steve Bartlett                                                         Paul Smocer

President and CEO                                                President

The Financial Services Roundtable                  BITS, The Technology Policy Division

                                                                                    The Financial Services Roundtable

 

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“We believe that this bi-partisan legislation will help advance the sharing of threat intelligence and actionable information that can assist organizations in addressing advanced cyber attacks.”

 

“…this legislation, if enacted, will be an important step forward in creating more effective ecosystems between the public and private sector to improve our nation’s cyber security posture.”

 

Art Coviello                                                 David Martin

EVP & Executive Chairman of RSA       VP & Chief Security Officer

EMC Corporation                                       EMC Corporation

 

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“ITTA applauds House Intelligence Chairman Mike Rogers and Ranking Member Dutch Ruppersberger for moving aggressively on legislation to tackle daily threats to the nation’s broadband networks”

 

“…absent the ability for private network owners and the government to exchange intelligence on cyber threats, our national security and economic well-being will remain vulnerable to attack.”

 

Genny Morelli

President

Independent Telephone & Telecommunications Alliance (ITTA)

 

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“Because of its importance, we hope this legislation can be acted upon quickly.  Passage of this legislation will truly be a significant step forward to help protect American companies from these evolving challenges.”

 

James W. Sheaffer

President, North American Public Sector

CSC

 

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“The framework proposed in the “Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011” will move industry and government in the right direction on sharing timely and actionable information to protect ourselves from cyber attacks.”

 

“…we applaud the effort that has been put forward by you and your staff in support of this long-time, critical goal by the private sector to enhance information sharing efforts with the U.S. government on cyber threats.”

 

Kevin Richards

Senior Vice President

Federal Government Affairs

TechAmerica

 

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“The Association admires your bi-partisan approach to policy and legislation, as well as your strategy of proposing a bill which is tightly focused on a critical issue, sharing threat data which can be readily used by companies who need to counter Cyber attacks.”

 

Richard Coleman

Chairman & President

Cyber, Space & Intelligence Association