A group of cyber security products and services providers has launched the Coalition for Cybersecurity Policy and Law, an organization that will focus on education and collaboration with policymakers on the increasingly complicated legislative and regulatory policies related to information security.

The founding members of the coalition include Arbor Networks, Cisco, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle, Rapid7 and Symantec.

“The members of this coalition are dedicated to building our nation’s public and private cyber security infrastructure, and their insight and engagement must play a vital role in the decisions being made by our government on cyber security policy,” Ari Schwartz, coordinator of the coalition and former White House special assistant to the President for cyber security, said in a statement.

“The range of digital threats we face has never been greater, including criminal syndicates and state-sponsored attacks, and this coalition will serve as the voice of the industry as we work with policymakers to develop the most effective responses to those threats,” Schwartz said.

The mission of the group is to bring together leading companies to help policymakers develop consensus-driven policy solutions that promote a vibrant and robust cyber security marketplace; support the development and adoption of cyber security innovations; and encourage organizations of all sizes to take steps to improve their security.

The coalition will speak on behalf of the cyber security industry in Congress, federal agencies, international standards bodies, industry self-regulatory programs and other relevant policymaking venues.

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