DHS Secretary Johnson releases statement on Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015

Jeh Johnson 112On October 22, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson issued the following statement regarding S. 754 – Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015:

There is an urgent and compelling need for cybersecurity legislation – to strengthen our ability to protect the American public, American businesses large and small, and the federal civilian .gov system.

I am pleased the full Senate is taking up consideration of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 (S.754). As currently written, I support this bill.

Senators Burr and Feinstein deserve enormous credit for, in bipartisan fashion, taking on the complex subject of cybersecurity legislation, accounting for the numerous and varied interests, and writing a good bill. Now that they have done the hard work to get S. 754 to this point, this is an opportunity that cannot be missed. I urge their Senate colleagues to carefully consider the bill, but then pass it and proceed to conference with the earlier-passed House version of cybersecurity legislation.

Now is the opportunity for the Congress, in bipartisan fashion, to better protect the cybersecurity for the American people and their government; it is an opportunity we cannot afford to lose.

Source: DHS