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Cyber Attacks: House Votes to Protect U.S. Computer Systems and Privacy

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Location: Washington, DC

Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to protect America's business computer infrastructure from cyber attacks as countries like China continue to attempt to infiltrate U.S. networks to steal trade secrets and personal information.

The revised Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) allows American businesses to voluntarily share cyber attack signatures as they are happening with the government and other businesses who might be attacked. The shared cyber attack information occurs at the base 0 and 1 source code level.

"Cyber attacks from foreign governments steal American jobs and our intellectual property," said Texas Congressman Kevin Brady. "I'm convinced a voluntary approach that places a priority on protecting our personal information is so much better than the White House proposal that mandates who and how businesses are forced to share data with the federal government."

"American businesses need to be able to move quickly to defend themselves from cyber attacks and inform similar businesses so they can defend themselves in real time," added Brady. "All this happens at the computer code level in a nanosecond."


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