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New Cybersecurity Legislation a Positive Step Forward, Says BSA

Washington — January 27, 2011 —

Business Software Alliance President and CEO Robert Holleyman issued the following statement today regarding the introduction of a new bipartisan cybersecurity bill, S. 21, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and co-sponsored by Senators Joe Lieberman, Jay Rockefeller, Carl Levin, Kirsten Gillibrand, Patrick Leahy, Dianne Feinstein, John Kerry and Jeff Bingaman:

“The technology industry drives prosperity, health and security around the world, but we also need good laws and regulations to help protect our cyber infrastructure. For that reason, we commend the sponsors of S. 21 for working to protect our cybersecurity while fostering innovation, economic growth and the global competitiveness of software companies here in the United States. For several years, we have worked very closely and constructively with both parties in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate to advance legislation that protects our nation’s cybersecurity.  We look forward to continuing to do so.” – BSA President and CEO Robert Holleyman

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The Business Software Alliance ( is the world’s foremost advocate for the software industry, working in 80 countries to expand software markets and create conditions for innovation and growth. Governments and industry partners look to BSA for thoughtful approaches to key policy and legal issues, recognizing that software plays a critical role in driving economic and social progress in all nations. BSA’s member companies invest billions of dollars a year in local economies, good jobs, and next-generation solutions that will help people around the world be more productive, connected, and secure. BSA members include Adobe, Altium, Apple, Autodesk, AVEVA, AVG, Bentley Systems, CA Technologies, Cadence, CNC/Mastercam, Corel, Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation, Dell, Intel, Intuit, Kaspersky Lab, McAfee, Microsoft, Minitab, PTC, Progress Software, Quark, Quest Software, Rosetta Stone, Siemens, Sybase, Symantec, and The MathWorks.

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BSA | The Software Alliance ( 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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