SIFMA Commends NATO Focus on Cybersecurity

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Release Date: September 5, 2014
Contact: Liz Pierce, 212.313.1173     

SIFMA Commends NATO Focus on Cybersecurity

Washington, DC, September 5, 2014 - SIFMA today issued the following statement from Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr., SIFMA president and CEO, after NATO declared cyber defense a part of its core collective defense effort:

"Cybersecurity is a top priority for the financial services industry, which is dedicating significant resources to protect the integrity of the financial markets and the millions of people who use financial services every day. We commend NATO for acknowledging the increasing threat that cyber attacks pose to the security and prosperity of its member nations and for taking action to enhance the collective defense effort. SIFMA continues to believe that the most effective way to mitigate cyber threats is for the public and private sectors to work together. We hope NATO's action will encourage greater international cooperation on cybersecurity." 


The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) brings together the shared interests of hundreds of securities firms, banks and asset managers. SIFMA's mission is to support a strong financial industry, investor opportunity, capital formation, job creation and economic growth, while building trust and confidence in the financial markets. SIFMA, with offices in New York and Washington, D.C., is the U.S. regional member of the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA). For more information, visit

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