2017 MAIN STREET Cybersecurity Act passes Commerce Committee

The U.S. Chamber says the new MAIN STREET cybersecurity bill has provisions that will grow the economy.
The U.S. Chamber says the new MAIN STREET cybersecurity bill has provisions that will grow the economy. | Contributed

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is supportive of the 2017 MAIN STREET Cybersecurity Act, which recently passed through the Senate Commerce Committee. 

The act seeks to advance economic growth and "coordinate efforts and anticipate challenges that could impact organizations’ security and resilience," according to the U.S. Chamber. 

“We applaud the Senate Commerce Committee for passing this important legislation," said Ann M. Beauchesne, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President of National Security & Emergency Preparedness. "Government leaders and industry partners have been working together for several years to craft dynamic risk management tools that support small and midsize businesses, especially through the (National Institute of Standards and Technology) cybersecurity framework. This legislation would support enhanced cybersecurity and resiliency, which would help make businesses more productive and grow our economy. We encourage the Senate to pass this legislation."

With the act, lawmakers made a few policies into priorities. Those include advocating for the cybersecurity framework and supporting small businesses, leveraging cyber threat information and incident data and clarifying federal and industry roles.

If passed by the Senate, the Chamber says the act will make "enhancements to America’s information security" to further grow the economy.

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