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Cole Supports Bills to Strengthen Cybersecurity

April 23, 2015
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation this week to help protect against cyber threats. The Protecting Cyber Networks Act (H.R. 1560) and National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act (H.R. 1731) recommend and clarify appropriate ways for private companies to help the nation combat cyber threats. Both bills provide an avenue for private companies to voluntarily share indicators of cyber threats with the federal government while safeguarding personal information and protecting the privacy of individuals. 

“In a world where digital boundaries change constantly, it is important for the United States to remain vigilant and combat threats to our national security, particularly in the digital realm,” said Cole. “While our nation and allies face dangerous enemies around the world, we must assume that those same enemies are continuing to launch cyber attacks on our homeland. By enlisting the voluntary help of private companies, I am pleased that the legislation passed by the House this week strengthens our ability to identify potential threats before causing damage and without compromising personal information.”

To watch Congressman Cole’s remarks in support of both bills during a hearing in the House Committee on Rules earlier this week, click here

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