Johnson Statement in Support of SECURE IT Legislation

Washington, D.C. – Senator Ron Johnson (WI) made the following statement regarding the Strengthening and Enhancing Cybersecurity by Using Research, Education, Information and Technology (SECURE IT) Act:

“This bill recognizes that industry is at the center of any solution. It's a sensible step forward that allows industry to invest in innovation and job creation rather than compliance. Imposing a costly and bureaucratic regulatory regime is the wrong approach to national security. New regulations will slow down innovation and investment while companies wait years for the government to introduce outdated standards. The regulatory process simply cannot keep up with the rapid pace of technology.”

Johnson is an original cosponsor of the SECURE IT Act, which will be introduced by Senators McCain (AZ), Hutchison (TX), Grassley (IA), Chambliss (GA), Murkowski (AK), and Coats (IN).