CTIA-The Wireless Association® Statement After the National Institute of Standards and Technology Released its Voluntary Cybersecurity Framework

Feb 12, 2014, 13:37 ET from CTIA-The Wireless Association

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) releasing its voluntary cybersecurity framework, please attribute the following statement to CTIA-The Wireless Association® President and CEO Steve Largent:                         

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"While we are still reviewing the voluntary cybersecurity framework, we commend the efforts by NIST and the Administration to work collaboratively with the wireless industry on this important issue.                                                                

"Though the framework represents a potentially important step forward, it remains absolutely vital for Congress to enact information sharing and liability protection legislation so that companies may discuss cyberthreats and collaborate to develop answers to stop them as soon as possible. We remain hopeful that Congress will act by the end of the year to achieve this objective."

CTIA-The Wireless Association® (www.ctia.org) is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry's voluntary best practices and initiatives, and sponsors the industry's leading wireless tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.

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