Chairman Carper on Administration’s Cybersecurity Framework: “Widespread Implementation Critical to Effectively Protect National and Economic Security”

WASHINGTON – Today, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Carper (D-Del.) released the following statement in response to the Administration’s Cyber Framework, released this afternoon:

“This voluntary framework provides a much needed roadmap for improving the cybersecurity of our most critical infrastructure. I appreciate the dedicated efforts of those from industry and the federal government, including the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Department of Homeland Security, who worked diligently together to develop the framework over the last year. Thanks to these efforts, companies now have a common, but flexible path forward to better secure their systems and also a meaningful way to measure their progress. We must now focus like a laser on ensuring widespread implementation of the framework in order to effectively protect our national and economic security. To that end, I encourage industry to continue to be good partners in this effort and implement the framework they created. Although the release of this framework is an important step in our ongoing efforts to improve cybersecurity, I still believe that legislation is necessary to address this ever growing threat. I will continue to work with my colleagues on this important issue to ensure that Congress steps up to the plate and does its job to help protect our nation’s critical systems.”

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