Today NAM joined a coalition of associations in sending a letter to Speaker Boehner and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi that offers positive steps to improve U.S. cyber security without creating an undue regulatory burden on manufacturers in the U.S. Included in the letter are suggestions for increasing public awareness and education, information sharing, and improving research and development.
“The strength of our free enterprise system is directly tied to the prosperity and security of our interconnected world. Cyberspace has become a bulwark of the global economy, with businesses of all sizes increasingly dependent on it for their day-to-day operations. Yet while innovative technologies help businesses achieve great efficiencies and run our vital infrastructures, we have also seen nefarious global actors—including organized criminals, hacktivists, industrial spies, and foreign governments—take inappropriate advantage of a cyber-environment that is open and welcoming to users.”
Throughout 2012, the NAM has closely monitored Congress’ ongoing debate regarding cyber security in the U.S. Manufacturers are committed to ensuring that the U.S. is well equipped to address the cyber threat facing our nation and has weighed in with suggestions and comments on the several legislative initiatives that have been offered in both the House and Senate. As this issue moves forward, manufacturers will be watching closely
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