Strengthening our cybersecurity and protecting our privacy
This week, the Senate took a critical step to enhance the cybersecurity of our critical networks while protecting Americans’ privacy by voting to approve the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, also known as “CISA,” with overwhelming bipartisan support. This bill would encourage federal agencies and businesses to exchange cyber threat information with one another in order to help stop further cyber attacks in their tracks.
Over the past four years, as ranking member and former chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, I’ve been working with members of Congress on both sides of the aisle, the Administration, academia, industry, and others to develop cybersecurity legislation that would help us stay ahead of the growing threat we face online. Last Congress, we made important progress on this front – but cyber threats continue to evolve, and more must be done. After years of bipartisan communication, collaboration, and compromise, a significant majority of the Senate came together in support of CISA to move our nation ahead of the threat and bolster our defenses in cyberspace.
Over the years of working on this legislation,