Verizon Supports Bipartisan House Cybersecurity Bill

Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:30pm EST

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WASHINGTON,  Feb. 13, 2013  /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --  Reps.  Mike Rogers 
(R-Mich.) and  C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger  (D-Md.), chairman and ranking member,
respectively, of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence,
introduced legislation on Wednesday (Feb. 13) similar to cybersecurity
legislation that passed the U.S. House of Representatives last April.  The
following statement should be attributed to  Peter Davidson, Verizon senior vice
president, federal government relations:

"Verizon supports legislation that boosts ongoing cybersecurity efforts and
promotes the sharing of cyberthreat information among communications companies
and federal agencies, provides appropriate liability protections and consumer
privacy safeguards, and achieves greater cybersecurity without technology
mandates or prescriptive rules.  It's important that communications
infrastructure providers retain the flexibility to implement all measures
available to them to secure their networks and protect their customers.    

"Verizon appreciates the leadership and dedication of the bill's principal
authors, Reps.  Mike Rogers  and Dutch Ruppersberger, to build consensus around
legislation on this important national security issue. Verizon will continue to
work with key policymakers in Congress and the administration to achieve
enactment of bipartisan, consensus cybersecurity legislation this year."

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