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NCTA To Host Nov. 30 Discussion On Proposed Cybersecurity Legislation

The National Cable & Telecommunications Association will host a Nov. 30 discussion about new cybersecurity legislation being introduced by House Intelligence Committee chairman Mike Rogers.

The event at the group's headquarters will feature Rogers talking about the need to address the ongoing threats to business to what NCTA described as the "death by a thousand cuts" of cyberespionage.

The bill will "promote" the sharing of threat information between government and the private sector and give industry "positive authority" to protect itself and share that information, "all without any new government regulations or mandates," according to NCTA.

Also backing that approach are US Telecom and CTIA, representing the wired and wireless industries.

NCTA has long argued for strong industry-government partnerships and the ability for businesses to respond to online threats. The latter was an issue with the broadband plan and a factor in cable's argument in the network neutrality debate for the need for flexible network management.

John Eggerton
John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.