Washington, D.C. – The Honorable Mike Rogers, former Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), issued the following statement after the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) passed 74-21 in the United States Senate this evening:
“The United States Senate took an important, bipartisan step this evening to get the right information to the private sector to allow them to better protect their networks. With international organized crime, the Chinese, the Russians, the Iranians and even the North Koreans increasingly cleaning our clock on cyber, this bill at least gives our private sector a fighting chance to defend itself.
Now that this common-sense bill has received a strong vote, let’s hope that it sails through the House and to the President’s desk. Passage of CISA is an important start to improving our nation’s shaky cyber defenses.”
Editor’s note: Congressman Rogers authored related legislation with HPSCI Ranking Member Dutch Ruppersberger titled the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). CISPA twice passed the U.S. House of Representatives with strong, bipartisan majorities. Congressman Rogers currently hosts the nationally syndicated program “Something to Think About with Mike Rogers” on Westwood One and is a CNN national security commentator.