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TIA Applauds Passage of House Cybersecurity Legislation Providing Greater Legal Protections around Information Sharing
Arlington, Va. (Apr. 23, 2015) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today applauded the House of Representatives for passing much-needed cybersecurity legislation – Protecting Cyber Networks Act (H.R. 1560) and the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015 (H.R. 1731).
Together, these bills will enable greater information sharing from the private and public sectors about cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities, providing networks and users with a stronger defense against hackers.
TIA CEO Scott Belcher issued the following statement:
"Cyber-attacks are not just a threat to our national security, but to Americans’ economic security as well. The cybersecurity legislation passed by the House today provides greater legal protections to those who share critical information about cyber threats and vulnerabilities, encouraging the voluntary sharing of data that will provide networks and users with stronger defenses against hackers."
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents manufacturers and suppliers of global communications networks through standards development, policy and advocacy, business opportunities, market intelligence, and events and networking. TIA enhances the business environment for broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite and unified communications. Members' products and services empower communications in every industry and market, including healthcare, education, security, public safety, transportation, government, the military, the environment, and entertainment. Visit tiaonline.org for more details.
TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and is a proud sponsor of ANSI’s Standards Boost Business campaign. Visit www.standardsboostbusiness.org for details.