Cybersecurity Task Force Releases Recommendations

October 6, 2011
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The House Cybersecurity Task Force today unveiled its recommendations ( to help guide legislative action for the remainder of this Congress and beyond. The Task Force formally delivered its report ( to the Speaker and Majority Leader earlier this week.

“Cybersecurity attacks are a direct threat to our economy and job creation, as well as our national security. The task force has addressed this critical issue in a thoughtful and substantive way, and I look forward to working with our committee chairmen and all our members to examine and act on these recommendations in the coming weeks and months. I particularly want to thank Rep. Thornberry and our members for all of their hard work in putting together this report,” said House Speaker John Boehner.

Reflecting a growing concern about malicious cyber activity, House Speaker John Boehnerand Majority Leader Eric Cantor formally created the Cybersecurity Task Force in June. They asked Rep. Mac Thornberry to lead the effort and appointed members from nine committees with significant jurisdiction on the issue, as well as three at-large members. They charged the group with making recommendations in four key areas: authorities, information sharing and public-private partnerships, critical infrastructure, and domestic legal frameworks.

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