CUNA-backed cybersecurity bill passed in House

WASHINGTON, DC (April 22, 2015) – CUNA-supported legislation to enhance cybersecurity passed the House of Representatives today.

Text of H.R. 1731, the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015 was added the end of H.R. 1560, the Protecting Cyber Networks Act, which passed by a vote of 307 to 116.

“ H.R. 1560 will help foster a more secure cyber infrastructure,” said Jim Nussle, President and CEO of CUNA. “CUNA is dedicated to protecting the sensitive information of credit union members, and a stronger cyber threat information sharing ecosystem helps ensure a stronger financial services industry.”

CUNA, in conjunction with other financial service trade organizations, sent a letter to House leadership yesterday urging passage of both pieces of legislation.

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