CTIA-The Wireless Association® Statement After the Release of the Cybersecurity Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA)

Feb 13, 2013, 14:49 ET from CTIA-The Wireless Association

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Mike Rogers (R-MI-8) and Ranking Member Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD-2) releasing the Cybersecurity Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), CTIA-The Wireless Association® President and CEO Steve Largent said:

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"Recent attacks on The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and the Federal Reserve highlight the pressing need to enhance America's ability to address cyberthreats. Our members are committed to helping, but they need the government to be a willing partner to share intelligence and develop solutions to protect our consumers and our networks.

"CTIA welcomes the introduction of the Rogers-Ruppersberger bill because Congress can help facilitate this collaboration by enacting a sensible framework to enable information sharing and provide appropriate liability protections. This bipartisan bill does that and CTIA urges the Congress to act quickly to make it law."                 

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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