NCTA Praises Committee Passage of Cybersecurity Bill

The National Cable & Telecommunications Association praised the Senate Select Committee's passage on Wednesday of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (S. 754).  

The bill would make it easier for NCTA members to share cyber threat information.  The March 13 vote was in a closed session, but it was 14-1. The committee on March 17 released the final version of the bill.   

"The release and introduction of the bill yesterday marks an important step forward in our collective efforts to improve our nation’s cyber readiness and share critical information on evolving cyber threat indicators," the cable trade association said in a statement. "The legislation seeks to balance cybersecurity, privacy and civil liberties concerns and will improve our ability to protect our Internet infrastructure, consumers and America’s economy. We look forward to working with chairman Burr, ranking member Feinstein, and other members of the Senate as this legislation moves to the Senate floor.”

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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.