Release Date: June 25, 2014 Contact: Carol Danko, 202.962.7390, email@example.com
SIFMA Statement on Passage of National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center Act of 2014 by Senate Committee
Washington, D.C., June 25, 2014-SIFMA today released the following statement from Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr., SIFMA president and CEO on the passage of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center Act of 2014 by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs:
"SIFMA and its members applaud Chairman Carper and Ranking Member Coburn for their leadership in pushing forward important legislation which could lead to enhanced cybersecurity. The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), along with the Financial Services - Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), is an integral part of the financial services sector's information sharing processes. We applaud the legislation's codification of the NCCIC and its recognition of the capabilities that the NCCIC provides to the financial services sector as well as the critical infrastructure sectors that we rely on to operate."
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 http://www.sifma.org.