It’s not hard today to find news accounts of how America’s digital networks are under siege. Cyber criminals are at work, hoping to extract valuable data from consumers, businesses, and government organizations and to shut down or disrupt our critical infrastructure. One way to combat these attacks is allowing businesses and the government to share information about possible cyber threats in order to more effectively respond. Unfortunately, current legal barriers discourage collaboration, putting more consumer data and our most critical infrastructure in harm’s way.
To spur action on this front, I sent a letter on behalf of BSA | The Software Alliance to Senate leadership, encouraging them to take up cyber threat information sharing legislation that will help both businesses and government combat cyber threats.