Cotton Statement in Support of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act
Contact: Caroline Rabbitt (202)224-2353
Washington, D.C.-Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today issued the following statement in support of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA):
"The Senate's vote on the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) tomorrow is critical to our national security. We live in a digital world and as such, we face digital threats unlike anything we've seen before. Hackers are becoming increasingly ruthless and advanced in their tactics every day. This legislation will allow for greater collaboration and information exchanges between the government and private sectors that will help protect us from these attacks without hindering technological innovation.
"I am hopeful the final bill will include my amendment to allow businesses that already have established threat-sharing relationships with the FBI or U.S. Secret Service to maintain their existing channels for sharing without incurring significant costs and delays to establish new ones with DHS. This would make it easier for small businesses across Arkansas and the United States and larger retail companies like Wal-Mart or Home Depot to report cyber threats.
"The current vulnerabilities in our cybersecurity have left the United States with a giant target on it's back. I urge my colleagues to support this bill and look forward to it passing the Senate tomorrow."