Senator David Perdue: Hackers Pose Real Threat To Our Safety & National Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after the Senate passed S. 754, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015:

“Cybersecurity attacks have become a frequent and often anonymous way of accessing people’s credit card information, internet history, and physical locations. Hackers pose a real threat to our safety and our national security. As a businessman, I understand how a cybersecurity attack could greatly hurt consumer confidence and force a business to close its doors. Since customers expect businesses to protect personally identifiable information, the Senate took action today to facilitate information-sharing between the government and private companies. This bill does not empower the government to monitor data, rather it allows private companies to voluntarily share information about emerging threats so they can protect and defend consumers. This bill is a much-needed step in improving our nation’s cybersecurity.”