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BSA Praises Continued Congressional Action Strengthening Cybersecurity Standards

WASHINGTON, DC — December 12, 2014 —

BSA | The Software Alliance today applauded House and Senate passage of the Cybersecurity Act of 2014. The legislation gives the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) the authority to work with the private sector in developing voluntary guidelines and best practices to reduce cyber risks.

“This is important legislation that will ensure industry and government are working together to bolster the nation’s security and strengthen our cybersecurity practices. By combining private and public sector expertise, we will be better positioned to address the growing number of cyber threats that America faces,” said BSA President and CEO Victoria Espinel. “The 113th Congress has made great strides this week in strengthening our nation’s cybersecurity capabilities. We applaud Senators Rockefeller and Thune and Representatives McCaul and Smith for their bipartisan leadership in passing this legislation.”

The passage of the Cybersecurity Act of 2014 follows a series of cybersecurity bills passed by Congress earlier this week.

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