AIA Commends Senate Passage of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015

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Angela Gleason, associate counsel for the American Insurance Association (AIA), issued a statement following the Senate’s passage of S. 754, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) of 2015 by a vote of 74 to 21. CISA would strengthen and facilitate greater sharing of cyber threat information in a timely manner between the federal government and private sector.

Angela Gleason, associate counsel for the American Insurance Association (AIA), issued a statement following the Senate’s passage of S. 754, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) of 2015 by a vote of 74 to 21. CISA would strengthen and facilitate greater sharing of cyber threat information in a timely manner between the federal government and private sector.

Under CISA, there would be clear legal protections around what information is permissible to share while protecting consumer privacy. This would allow the federal government and private sector to defend against and mitigate malicious cyber threats. The bill will next be reconciled with a House version before heading to President Barack Obama.

Ms. Gleason’s statement follows:

“AIA commends the Senate for passing CISA by a large bipartisan margin. Today’s vote illustrates the importance of cybersecurity and the need to better enable information sharing on cyber threats, while also protecting consumer’s information. CISA is an essential tool for coordinating information sharing that can be used to prevent and mitigate a cyber-attack.

“The protection of consumer information is of the utmost concern for insurers. CISA correctly balances the sharing of crucial threat information while protecting the privacy of consumer personal and financial information. We thank Senators Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein for their work on this crucial issue and look forward to seeing a final product sent to the President’s desk.

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