CenturyLink Supports Critical Goals Of White House Cybersecurity Executive Order, Backs Bipartisan Legislation

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) supports the critical goals of the White House cybersecurity executive order issued last night, which aims to keep America safe from cyber threats by improving information sharing and collaborative actions between government agencies and the private sector.

The company also supports the Cybersecurity Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) that is expected to be introduced later today by U.S. Reps. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) and C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.).

“Since our network is one of the central assets of our business, we’ve invested heavily in robust cybersecurity protections and created a governance, risk and compliance framework that leverages voluntary public-private partnerships with the federal government,” said Steve Davis, CenturyLink executive vice president for public policy and government relations.

“As a leading provider of cybersecurity protections, CenturyLink is encouraged by the White House executive order’s provisions to improve information sharing between government agencies and the private sector. A voluntary, flexible, balanced and collaborative partnership between government agencies and the private sector is essential to improving the nation’s cybersecurity posture.

“We also encourage the president to work with Congress on bipartisan legislation that establishes a legal framework for information sharing and liability protections.

“CenturyLink supports the Rogers-Ruppersberger bill because it enhances cyber-threat information sharing between the public and private sectors and includes strong privacy protections for service providers and their customers.”

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