Washington, DC, – CompTIA, the Computing Technology Industry Association, today issued the following statement regarding the Senate’s passage of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA). The following statement should be attributed to Elizabeth Hyman, Executive Vice President, Public Advocacy:
“We are very appreciative of the efforts of Senators Burr and Feinstein to help get this essential piece of cybersecurity legislation through the Senate. Our membership understands firsthand the necessity to protect both our nation’s critical infrastructure against cyber threats as well as the personal protection of consumer information. This legislation provides an important step in allowing companies and government to share information without fear of litigation in an effort to thwart future attacks.
“We urge the House and Senate to meet in conference as soon as possible to close the gap on differences between their information sharing bills. It is critical that a voluntary framework for information sharing be signed in to law in order to best protect our nation’s critical infrastructure and our individual privacy.”
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Through its advocacy arm, CompTIA champions member-driven business and IT priorities that impact all information technology companies – from small managed solutions providers and software developers to large equipment manufacturers and communications service providers. CompTIA gives eyes, ears and a voice to technology companies, informing them of policy developments – and providing the means to do something about it.