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October 19, 2015

Contact: Erika Reynoso
202-589-2410 | @fsroundtable

Contact: Alison Hawkins
202-589-2427 | @fsroundtable

FSR Launches Advertising Campaign Urging Congress to Pass CISA

Releases video of Senators, government leaders stressing urgency of passing cyber legislation

Washington, DC- The Financial Services Roundtable (FSR) launched a multi-media, multiple-week advocacy campaign today in the nation’s capital, urging the Senate to pass the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), a bill that would enable businesses to voluntarily and bilaterally share cyber threat information to protect consumers from cyber threats.

This advocacy effort is part of FSR’s “Stop Cyber Threats” campaign and includes radio, digital and social media ads. The campaign also includes the release of several videos.  FSR’s ads, videos and more information on the Stop Cyber Threats campaign can be found at

“We need a team America approach to taking on cyber criminals and this bill will help us do that,” said FSR President & CEO Tim Pawlenty. “Without a team approach, the personal information of consumers is more at risk and we urge political leaders to collaborate and get this crucial bill over the finish line.”

CISA would enable and encourage financial institutions and the private sector to share incoming threat information – not personal information – bilaterally and with each other and the government, creating legal clarity and certainty for businesses of all sizes.

FSR urges Senate lawmakers to continue working in a broad, bipartisan fashion and to quickly send a cyber threat information sharing bill to the President to be signed into law.

Read full press release here.

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August 3, 2015

Contact: Erika Reynoso
202-589-2410 | @fsroundtable

Contact: Alison Hawkins
202-589-2410 | @fsroundtable

FSR Launches Ads Urging Senate to Move Forward on Cyber Info Sharing Bill
CISA passage is critical to protecting Americans from more cyber attacks

Washington, DC – The Financial Services Roundtable (FSR) launched an advertising campaign today urging the Senate to swiftly pass the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), a comprehensive bill that would better protect Americans’ private information from cyber hackers by encouraging better cyber threat information sharing.

CISA would encourage and enable many sectors of the economy, including financial institutions, to share information about cyber threats creating a “team America” approach to addressing cyber attacks. Passing information sharing into law continues to be a key priority for FSR and the financial services industry.

“Each day Congress delays passing information sharing legislation is another day consumers’ information is more at risk of being subject to a cyber attack,” said FSR President & CEO Tim Pawlenty. “CISA has broad, bipartisan support and should be passed before Congress recesses.”

CISA would help companies to better protect their customers’ personal information and would allow businesses and the government to better align collective resources to fighting cyber threats. The need to pass cyber threat information sharing legislation is long overdue, as consumers are increasingly exposed to threats.

FSR’s ads can be viewed online at


April 14, 2015

Contact: Erika Reynoso
202-589-2410 | @fsroundtable

FSR Encouraged by Cyber Threat Information Legislation Movement in House

Urges House leadership to collaborate on final bill, floor action window narrowing as Senate cyber bill moves ahead

Washington, DC— Following a markup of a second key cyber threat information sharing bill in the House today, The Financial Services Roundtable (FSR) encourages swift floor action on legislation that would help foster a more robust cyber threat information sharing ecosystem.

“Congressional action to better protect consumers from cyberattacks is long overdue,” said FSR President & CEO Tim Pawlenty. “We applaud the House for addressing gaps in our nation’s cybersecurity laws and urge both chambers of Congress to quickly put a bill on the President’s desk.”

With the House currently working on two different pieces of cyber threat information sharing legislation, the one marked up today in the House Homeland Security Committee and the second from the House Intelligence Committee, FSR encourages the Committee’s continued collaboration as they move their respective bills to the House floor.

The Senate Intelligence Committee recently passed a similar piece of information sharing legislation, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), which FSR supports. FSR is encouraged by Congress’s cooperation on this strongly supported bipartisan effort, which is a positive sign of both chambers’ ability to work together.

FSR joined a joint trade letter sent to the Senate yesterday in support of the Senate’s CISA legislation yesterday. The letter can be read here.

Read the full press release here.

April 13, 2015

Contact: Erika Reynoso
202-589-2410 | @fsroundtable

FSR, Joint Trades Letter Supports CISA Bill, Urges Rapid Action

Protecting consumers from cyber threats is paramount

Washington, DC— The Financial Services Roundtable (FSR), as part of a joint financial trade effort, sent a letter to Senate leadership today urging lawmakers to bring key cybersecurity information sharing legislation to the floor as quickly as possible.

The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 (CISA) would encourage the sharing of critical cyber threat information between financial institutions, among and between sectors, and bi-directionally with the federal government in order to protect consumers and the nation’s financial infrastructure.

The bipartisan legislation was recently approved by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence during a 14-1 vote. The threat of cyber attacks continues to be a real and omnipresent danger to the sector and other critical infrastructure providers in the nation.

“The financial services industry is dedicated to improving our capacity to protect customers and their sensitive information, but as it stands today, our laws do not do enough to foster information sharing and establish clear lines of communication with various government agencies responsible for cybersecurity,” the trades wrote in the letter. “CISA will strengthen the nation’s ability to defend against cyber attacks and better protect all Americans by encouraging the business community and the government to quickly and effectively share critical information about these threats while ensuring privacy.”

FSR is encouraged by Congress’s cooperation on this strongly supported bipartisan effort, which is a positive sign of both chambers’ ability to work together, and commends both House and Senate lawmakers and staff for their efforts.

The joint trade letter can be read here.

Read the full press release here.

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