WASHINGTON – ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, released the following statement from Senior Vice President for Government Affairs Andy Halataei endorsing the “Making Available Information Now to Strengthen Trust and Resilience and Enhance Enterprise Technology” (MAIN STREET Cybersecurity Act), a bipartisan Senate bill introduced by Sens. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), James Risch (R-Idaho), John Thune (R-S.D.), Bill Nelson (D-Fl.) and Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.):
“Small businesses often don’t have the resources they need to guard against sophisticated cyber-attacks, and this legislation can be the helping hand small businesses need to help reduce their cybersecurity risks,” Halataei said. “By offering small businesses federal agencies’ resources and coordinated support, they can better manage risks, protect customer privacy, and focus on growing their ventures. We thank Sens. Schatz, Risch, Thune, Nelson and Cantwell for introducing the MAIN STREET Cybersecurity Act and urge their colleagues to pass this legislation.”
ITI has been a strong proponent of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, advocating for cybersecurity policies that are voluntary; adaptable to rapidly emerging threats, technologies, and business models; based on effective risk management; technology-neutral; and leverage public-private partnerships.