“SECURE IT ACT” the Right Answer for Cybersecurity

By March 26, 2012Technology

Today the NAM Director of Technology and Domestic Economic Policy, Brian Raymond, sent a letter to Senators McCain (R-AZ) and Hutchison (R-TX) expressing manufacturers support for their legislation, S.2151, the Strengthening and Enhancing Cybersecurity by Using Research, Education, Information, and Technology Act or “SECURE IT” Act.

Manufacturers are committed to the cybersecurity of our nation – securing the data on our networks is a top priority and America’s economic security is directly related to our cybersecurity.  We support information sharing between the government and private entities to deal with threats before it is too late and pooling the knowledge throughout our nation in order to develop appropriate ‘best practices’ to improve security. 

Importantly, this bill does this without creating a burdensome regulatory environment that will negatively impact manufacturers. As the process moves forward, the NAM will continue to work with Congress to ensure that both the government and private industry are well prepared to fight any and all cyber threats that the U.S. will face.

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