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House Takes Important Step to Bolster US Cybersecurity Capabilities by Passing Rogers-Ruppersberger Bill

Legislation reflects constructive stakeholder input


Washington, DC — April 26 —

The Business Software Alliance today applauded the House of Representatives for passing legislation to bolster America’s cybersecurity posture by encouraging efficient sharing of cyber threat information between and among entities in the public and private sectors.

“I commend the House for passing legislation to help improve America’s cybersecurity capabilities,” said BSA President and CEO Robert Holleyman. “The Rogers-Ruppersberger Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act is critical because it unties the hands of companies on the front lines of the digital economy. The bill will let IT professionals share important threat information with their peers in government and in the private sector who ‘need to know’ and ‘need to act.’”

“BSA appreciates the hard work Members of Congress have done leading up to today’s votes,” said Holleyman. “Congressmen Rogers and Ruppersberger have held open their doors to stakeholders in a way that has fostered constructive dialogue on key privacy issues. That has helped improve the amended bill that the House passed today. We also appreciate that Members have expressed willingness to continue working with stakeholders as the legislative process moves forward. BSA looks forward to remaining fully engaged at every stage to ensure a bill is enacted into law this year that bolsters cybersecurity while protecting civil liberties.”


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The Business Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) is the leading global advocate for the software industry. It is an association of nearly 100 world-class companies that invest billions of dollars annually to create software solutions that spark the economy and improve modern life. Through international government relations, intellectual property enforcement and educational activities, BSA expands the horizons of the digital world and builds trust and confidence in the new technologies driving it forward.

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4/26/2012
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BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) is the leading advocate for the global software industry before governments and in the international marketplace. Its members are among the world’s most innovative companies, creating software solutions that spark the economy and improve modern life. With headquarters in Washington, DC, and operations in more than 60 countries, BSA pioneers compliance programs that promote legal software use and advocates for public policies that foster technology innovation and drive growth in the digital economy.
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