Murkowski: Premera Blue Cross Cyberattack Raises Wider Issue of Cybersecurity

Senator Lisa Murkowski today responded to the news that the Premera Blue Cross IT system was hacked into, putting the security of millions of personal records at risk, saying:

“Today’s news that Premera Blue Cross’ information technology system was the target of a cyberattack is a clear indication that the protections for our private information must not only be sophisticated, they must be constantly improving to meet the ever-evolving nature of cyberattacks.

“As the Chairman of the Energy Committee, I view the cybersecurity safeguards in place in the nation’s electric grid as a model for public-private partnerships. Our medical records already document where our bodies are most vulnerable; we must make sure the information systems that carry such personal records are as robustly guarded as possible.  I look forward to seeing the comprehensive cybersecurity bill being finalized by the various Senate committees of jurisdiction in the weeks to come.”