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In testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, in a hearing on “Advanced Cyber Threats Facing Our Nation,” Business Roundtable President John Engler said:
We are writing to express our support for the reintroduction of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). We believe that CISPA provides a strong starting point for Congress to initiate debate on information sharing legislation this year.
Washington – In testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, in a hearing on “Advanced Cyber Threats Facing Our Nation,” Business Roundtable President John Engler endorsed the “Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act.” Engler told Congress:
Chairman Rogers, I commend you, Ranking Member Ruppersberger, and the distinguished members of this Committee for your continued focus on our nation’s cybersecurity preparedness. We applaud you for reintroducing the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), which the Business Roundtable supported last year. We highly encourage you to continue to work with your counterparts in the Senate, as well as with the Administration, to ensure this important legislation contains appropriate legal and privacy protections that will pass both chambers of Congress expeditiously and be signed by the President.
Business Roundtable, representing CEOs of leading U.S. companies from every sector of the economy, today commented on President Obama’s promulgation of an Executive Order and a Presidential Policy Directive establishing a new strategic direction for the nation’s management of cybersecurity risks.