Ann Beauchesne, senior vice president of the National Security and Emergency Preparedness committee at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, continues to urge Congress to take action on cyber-security.
Beauchesne believes action on this issue “cannot come soon enough” and has been overdue for months. Earlier this year, the House passed cyber legislation aimed to encourage data sharing between the private and public sectors post-breach in order to bolster cyber defense measures.
Other legislative priorities have continually stalled the Senate’s passage of CISA, the legislative counterpart to the House cyber bill. Beauchesne believes Congress has failed thus far to pass measures protecting American businesses from “foreign powers and cyber surrogates” and urges the Senate to take up and pass CISA immediately in the bill’s current form.