Governor Tom Ridge Hails Passage of Cyber Bill
Calls ‘CISA’ a Major Step Forward in Strengthening Cybersecurity in America
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Honorable Tom Ridge, chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s National Security Task Force, hailed today’s U.S. Senate action passing the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 – or CISA.
“Since I assumed the role of chairman of the Chamber’s National Security Task Force, our members’ top priority has been to foster improved government and private sector collaboration on cybersecurity,” said Gov. Ridge, the first secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and 43rd governor of Pennsylvania. “The threats are all too real. Just today, the deputy director of the National Security Agency warned of the increasing danger of destructive cyber attacks by nation states. The CISA legislation is absolutely essential in achieving our goal of making the government and private sector partners against common threats. I applaud the Senate for taking this action and urge both the Senate and House to move quickly to hammer out the differences in their respective cybersecurity bills.
“I want to thank the Chamber’s National Security Task Force for their work on this issue and I salute Senators Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein for their leadership in forging a compromise that takes into consideration the concerns of multiple stakeholders.”
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