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.
American strength in information and technology is both a significant competitive advantage and a platform for expansive economic growth and opportunity. Business Roundtable supports policies that will leverage America’s strengths while safeguarding U.S. information and technology assets in a complex global environment. Challenges include policies that enable more intelligent and effective cybersecurity protection, global information technology (IT) policies that maximize the value of information in an interconnected world, and IT trends and their impacts on economic growth and business innovation.
Recent Activities in Technology, Internet & Innovation
We write to ask for your attention to an urgent threat to intellectual property rights (IPR), which are key to the well-being of innovative and technology-driven companies doing business in U.S. and international markets.
Business Roundtable endorsed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011 (H.R. 3523), as introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-MI) and Ranking Member Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), and praised the Intelligence Committee for its near unanimous approval of the important legislation.
We are writing to express the Business Roundtable’s support of H.R. 3523, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011, and to urge passage of this critical legislation.
In a Politico op-ed, Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga discusses the importance of public-private partnerships in leading national cyber defense initiatives.
“Mission Critical: A Public-Private Strategy for Information Security” lays out a strategy for a more modern, flexible and collaborative approach to safeguarding America’s economic and national security assets from cybersecurity risks.