FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 19, 2015
Releases video of Senators, government leaders stressing urgency of passing cyber legislation
Washington, DC- The Financial Services Roundtable (FSR) launched a multi-media, multiple-week advocacy campaign today in the nation’s capital, urging the Senate to pass the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), a bill that would enable businesses to voluntarily and bilaterally share cyber threat information to protect consumers from cyber threats.
This advocacy effort is part of FSR’s “Stop Cyber Threats” campaign and includes radio, digital and social media ads. The campaign also includes the release of a new CISA video ad. FSR’s ads and more information on the Stop Cyber Threats campaign can be found at www.StopCyberThreats.com.
“We need a team America approach to taking on cyber criminals and this bill will help us do that,” said FSR President & CEO Tim Pawlenty. “Without a team approach, the personal information of consumers is more at risk and we urge political leaders to collaborate and get this crucial bill over the finish line.”
CISA would enable and encourage financial institutions and the private sector to share incoming threat information – not personal information – bilaterally and with each other and the government, creating legal clarity and certainty for businesses of all sizes.
FSR urges Senate lawmakers to continue working in a broad, bipartisan fashion and to quickly send a cyber threat information sharing bill to the President to be signed into law.
Watch the new CISA video ad, “America Cannot Afford to Wait: Pass CISA Now” here: https://youtu.be/EMm04Ot2TG8
Listen to FSR’s radio ad, airing on WTOP, here: http://bit.ly/1jICrJW
The Financial Services Roundtable represents the largest integrated financial services companies providing banking, insurance, payment and investment products and services to the American consumer. Member companies participate through the Chief Executive Officer and other senior executives nominated by the CEO. FSR member companies provide fuel for America’s economic engine, accounting for $92.7 trillion in managed assets, $1.2 trillion in revenue, and 2.3 million jobs. Learn more at FSRoundtable.org.