House passes CUNA-backed info-sharing legislation to boost cybersecurity

April 22, 2015
WASHINGTON (4/23/15)--Cybersecurity legislation that has strong support from CUNA passed the U.S. House Wednesday.

The Protecting Cyber Networks Act (H.R. 1560) was passed by a vote of 307–116.

"H.R. 1560 will help foster a more secure cyber infrastructure," said Jim Nussle, CUNA president/CEO. "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."

The bill would allow sharing of information between private sector and government entities about cyberthreats.

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

CUNA also urged passage of the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015 (H.R. 1731), which is expected to be voted on today by the House.

(See related story: CUNA mobilizes grassroots Action Alert to support Senate data breach bill.)