Mon, Jan 13, 2014
Washington, District Of Columbia
Today, CUNA will join several other trade groups on a letter to leadership of the House Committee on Homeland Security to express appreciation for introducing H.R. 3696, the National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act. The bill has several provisions one of which would strengthen the existing mechanisms such as the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council (FSSCC) and the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC). These organizations help the financial sector identify threats, respond to cyber incidents and coordinate with government partners. Additionally H.R. 3696 seeks to improve the provisioning of security clearances for those involved in cybersecurity information sharing. Finally, H.R. 3696 expands the existing Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act (SAFETY Act) to provide important legal liability protections for providers and users of certified cybersecurity technology in the event of a qualified Cybersecurity incident.
A copy of the letter will be posted later today on CUNA's website.