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What is Business Roundtable

Business Roundtable (BRT) is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies working to promote sound public policy and a thriving U.S. economy.

More Than Leaders. Leadership.

Business Roundtable is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies working to promote a thriving economy and expanded opportunity for all Americans through sound public policy.

About BRT

As business leaders representing every sector of the economy, Business Roundtable members understand the value of information technology as platforms for expansive economic growth and opportunity. We are committed to policies that will maximize and safeguard U.S. information and technology assets in a complex global environment.

Business Roundtable Announces New VP to Head Tech, Cyber Efforts

Business Roundtable today announced that Denise Zheng, a recognized expert in technology policy, has joined the CEO-member association as Vice President. Zheng will oversee the Technology, Internet and Innovation Committee. Zheng comes to Business Roundtable from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where, as a Senior Fellow and Director of the Technology Policy Program, she focused on cyber and emerging technology issues.

Business Roundtable Comment Letter to FCC on Broadband Internet Access

Business Roundtable supports a light-touch regulatory framework for broadband Internet access (“broadband”) service, as the FCC revisits its 2015 order to classify broadband service.

Letter to Rep. Hurd Supporting the MGT Act

We believe that the MGT Act promotes sound policies that advance public and private sector priorities. By investing in innovative technologies and strengthening federal cybersecurity, the federal government can ensure its delivery of enhanced essential services.

Comments on Draft Update of the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity

We believe that NIST’s leadership in developing the voluntary and risk-based framework has improved our nation’s cybersecurity posture. Unlike prescriptive, one-size-fits-all regulations, the Framework provides the management of all sizes of organizations with a flexible approach to evaluate their cybersecurity posture as threats and vulnerabilities evolve.

BRT Letter on Enhanced Cyber Risk Management Standards

[Our] following comments on the proposed regulations encourage a more flexible and risk-based approach to cybersecurity that complements existing cybersecurity requirements and results in better cybersecurity outcomes for everyone.

Letter to NY Department of Financial Services on Proposed Cybersecurity Rule

BRT urges New York State Department of Financial Services to revise its proposed rule on Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies to adopt a more risk-based approach and avoid overlapping national requirements and guidance.

Business Leaders Welcome EU Adoption of EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

Business Roundtable today applauded the adoption of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield by the European Union.

Leadership, Technology and the Economy: CEOs at Davos

Uncertain prospects for the global economy this year is clearly on the minds of U.S. business leaders surveyed in PwC's 2016 CEO Survey, released this week by the company's CEO Dennis Nally at the World Economic Forum in Davos. But no matter how the economy shakes out, CEOs are also thinking about how their companies and customers will be responding to a world of dynamic technological change.  

BRT Welcomes Passage of Information Sharing Legislation

This legislation will provide a voluntary and non-regulatory foundation for advancing public and private sector cybersecurity capabilities, especially those around protection and detection, and enable both sectors to manage growing cybersecurity risks to our national security and, equally as important, the U.S. economy.

BRT Applauds Senate for Passing the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA)

We applaud the Senate for passing critical cybersecurity information sharing legislation that will enable the exchange of cybersecurity information while preserving the protection of privacy and civil liberties. We urge an expeditious conference of CISA and the House-passed information sharing bill so that President Obama can sign a bill into law as soon as possible.

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Committee Priorities

Business Roundtable members are advancing cybersecurity protection top-down in the private sector by creating and resourcing corporate programs to manage cybersecurity risks. They believe Congress and executive branch departments and agencies should deploy smart cybersecurity policies that facilitate new levels of domestic and international collaboration to combat escalating threats – beginning with increased information sharing with the private sector. To ensure the success of meaningful public-private information sharing, Business Roundtable supports legislation to create the requisite legal and privacy protections. The Roundtable also urges Congress to exercise care in mandating cybersecurity standards. Congress should monitor the development of cybersecurity standards by executive branch agencies before acting in this area.

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Recent actions by major countries have the effect of fragmenting the Internet, including the flow of data across national borders (e.g., mandated in-country server location). In a global economy, we believe that such barriers needlessly hamper the creation of innovative products and services, adoption of information-based business models and use of scalable global business operations. Business Roundtable promotes globally consistent information technology policies that ensure market-friendly conditions for cross-border information management.

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While the United States has always been a world leader in technology, public policies have often not kept pace with the rapidly evolving marketplace. For U.S. companies to grow and prosper over the next decade and beyond, Business Roundtable members support U.S. efforts to create a globally competitive policy framework that fosters innovation and facilitates the productive and secure use of information technology.

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