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BSA Outlines Cybersecurity Recommendations for House Judiciary Committee

WASHINGTON, DC — March 13, 2013

Congress can substantially upgrade America’s cybersecurity posture by taking steps to promote real-time sharing of threat information; strengthen law enforcement tools and resources; support research and development; and reform the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002, BSA President and CEO Robert Holleyman said today in testimony before the US House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations.

“There are more than 400 million strains of malicious computer code around the world today — and their most frequent targets are here in the United States,” Holleyman said. “This costs American citizens and businesses well over $100 billion a year.”

“The important lesson we should take is that cybersecurity threats are becoming bigger and more sophisticated. We need to respond by bolstering America’s cybersecurity posture for what will be an ongoing fight.”

Download Robert Holleyman’s full testimony. (PDF)

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