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ROCKEFELLER CALLS ON FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES TO PRIORITIZE CYBERSECURITY

Federal Information & News Dispatch, Inc.

September 19, 2012

Contact: Kevin McAlister, Vince Morris 202-224-8374

ROCKEFELLER CALLS ON FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES TO PRIORITIZE CYBERSECURITY

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV today wrote to the Chief Executive Officers of Fortune 500 companies, challenging them to play a leading role in reforming cyber security laws and to distinguish their solutions-oriented cybersecurity leadership from the obstructionist politics of beltway lobbying organizations such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. In a series of letters to the CEOs of America's 500 largest businesses, Rockefeller noted that Congress came close to approving new cyber protections this summer--in response to the urgent requests of the Commanding General of Cyber Command http://commerce.senate.gov/public/?a=Files.Serve&Fileid=cf3deb85-e2c4-4ccd-bab8-b9374202f982 and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staffhttp://commerce.senate.gov/public/?a=Files.Serve&Fileid=b3d4ccf4-9418-44d5-b023-6e2ef8cf4e35.

Last month, Rockefeller urged President Obama to issue an executive order after the legislation was blocked. President Obama's chief counterterrorism advisor recently wrote Rockefeller to convey the President's determination to use all existing executive authorities to protect the nation from cyber attacks. Rockefeller commended the White House's decision and shared the Administration's belief that even with an executive order, there will remain a need for legislation to fully address American cyber threat readiness.

The Cybersecurity Act of 2012 would provide incentives for critical infrastructure companies that adopt voluntary standards to protect themselves from cyber threats. The goal is to protect critical infrastructure like power plants, utilities, pipelines, transportation and telecommunications networks, hospitals and other systems that American people and businesses rely on for the essentials of daily life.

Read the letter here http://commerce.senate.gov/public/?a=Files.Serve&Fileid=396eb5d5-23a4-4488-a67c-d45f62bbf9e5.

Rockefeller sent the letter to the following companies:

Exxon Mobil

Wal-Mart Stores

Chevron

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ConocoPhilips

General Motors

General Electric

Berskshire Hathaway

Fannie Mae

Ford Motor

Hewlett-Packard

AT&T

Valero Energy

Bank of America Corp.

Verizon Communications

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

Apple

CVS Caremark

International Business Machines

Citigroup

Cardinal Health

UnitedHealth Group

Kroger

Costco Wholesale

Freddie Mac

Wells Fargo

Procter & Gamble

Archer Daniels Midland

AmerisourceBergen

INTL FCStone

Marathon Petroleum

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Walgreen

American International Group

MetLife

Home Depot

Medco Health Solutions

Microsoft

Target

Boeing

Pfizer

PepsiCo

Johnson & Johnson

State Farm Insurance Cos.

Dell

WellPoint

Caterpillar

Dow Chemical

United Technologies

Comcast

Kraft Foods

Intel

United Parcel Service

Best Buy

Lowe's

Prudential Financial

Amazon.com

Merck

Lockheed Martin

Coca-Cola

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Express Scripts Holding

Sunoco

Enterprise Products Partners

Safeway

Cisco Systems

Sears Holdings

Walt Disney

Morgan Stanley

Sysco

FedEx

Abbot Laboratories

DuPont

Google

Hess

Supervalu

United Continental Holdings

Honeywell International

Committee on Homeland Security

Humana

Goldman SaCommittee on Homeland Security Group

Ingram Micro

Oracle

Delta Air Lines

Liberty Mutual Insurance Group

World Fuel Services

New York Life Insurance

Plains All American Pipeline

TIAA-CREF

Aetna

Sprint Nextel

News Corp.

General Dynamics

Allstate

HCA Holdings

American Express

Tyson Foods

Deere

Murphy Oil

Philip Morris International

Nationwide

Tesoro

3M

Time Warner

Northrop Grumman

DirecTV

Publix Super Markets

McDonald's

Avnet

Tech Data

Macy's

International Paper

Travelers Cos.

Rite Aid

Staples

Alcoa

Northwestern Mutual

Raytheon

Halliburton

Eli Lilly

Emerson Electric

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance

Occidental Petroleum

AMR

Fluor

TJX

Goodyear Tire & Rubber

Xerox

Aflac

Manpower

Cigna

Hartford Financial Services Group

U.S. Bancorp

Arrow Electronics

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold

Nike

Kimberly-Clark

Nucor

EMC

United States Steel

Baker Hughes

Time Warner Cable

Union Pacific

United Services Automobile Association

Exelon

Kohl's

Whirlpool

Capital One Financial

Illinois Tool Works

Cummins

AES

Southern

J.C. Penney

Apache

Colgate-Palmolive

Altria Group

Jabil Circuit

Danaher

Paccar

FirstEnergy

TRW Automotive Holdings

Computer Sciences

Eaton

Medtronic

PNC Financial Services Group

Bank of New York Mellon Corp.

Southwest Airlines

Amgen

Progressive

HollyFrontier

CenturyLink

NextEra Energy

Marathon Oil

L-3 Communications

Oneok

American Electric Power

Viacom

Qualcomm

PG&E Corp.

PPG Industries

General Mills

Global Partners

Dollar General

National Oilwell Varco

Gap

Duke Energy

Dominion Resources

CBS

Lear

Loews

DISH Network

Anadarko Petroleum

Navistar International

Toys "R" Us

Baxter International

Omnicom Group

AutoNation

Community Health Systems

Texas Instruments

Ally Financial

Chubb

Waste Management

Aramark

Kellogg

Dean Foods

US Airways Group

Consolidated Edison

Land O' Lakes

Edison International

PPL

Yum Brands

Genuine Parts

ConAgra Foods

Parker Hannifin

Marriott International

Smithfield Foods

Coventry Health Care

Sara Lee

Health Net

Penske Automotive Group

Icahn Enterprises

Monsanto

Thermo Fisher Scientific

CSX

Starbucks

eBay

Chesapeake Energy

Liberty Interactive

Marsh & McLennan

Devon Energy

Office Depot

Avon Products

Aon

Textron

Huntsman

Praxair

Entergy

Public Service Enterprise Group

Norfolk Southern

Nordstrom

First Data

H.J. Heinz

SAIC

Xcel Energy

Lincoln National

Ameriprise Financial

R.R. Donnelley & Sons

Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

Applied Materials

Stanley Black & Decker

Synnex

Jacobs Engineering Group

Peter Kiewit Sons'

Limited Brands

Newmont Mining

Genworth Financial

C.H. Robinson Worldwide

Unum Group

Liberty Global

State Street Corp.

EOG Resources

Whole Foods Market

Air Products & Chemicals

Sempra Energy

BB&T Corp.

Mosaic

Automatic Data Processing

CDW

SunTrust Banks

Tenet Healthcare

GameStop

Motorola Solutions

URS

Western Digital

VF

Las Vegas Sands

CarMax

KBR

Visa

Enbridge Energy Partners

BlackRock

NRG Energy

Western Refining

DTE Energy

Caesars Entertainment

Reinsurance Group of America

Estee Lauder

Micron Technology

AGCO

Sherwin-Williams

Bed Bath & Beyond

Principal Financial

Crown Holdings

Ball

Owens & Minor

Ross Stores

Discover Financial Services

Family Dollar Stores

Reynolds American

Henry Schein

Dover

CenterPoint Energy

Gilead Sciences

Ashland

Stryker

Hertz Global Holdings

Assurant

Kinder Morgan

Energy Transfer Equity

Autoliv

Republic Services

Reliance Steel & Aluminum

Peabody Energy

Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea

W.W. Grainger

AutoZone

Visteon

AECOM Technology

Steel Dynamics

Coca-Cola Enterprises

Williams

Commercial Metals

Hormel Foods

Corning

TravelCenters of America

Sonic Automotive

MGM Resorts International

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

Becton Dickinson

Campbell Soup

Boston Scientific

Dana Holding

Oshkosh

Masco

Universal Health Services

Ameren

Quest Diagnostics

Darden Restaurants

Regions Financial

Broadcom

Owens-Illinois

Eastman Chemical

Pantry

Cablevision Systems

Dole Food

Tenneco

Charter Communications

Spectrum Group International

Franklin Resources

OfficeMax

BorgWarner

Alpha Natural Resources

Energy Future Holdings

Interpublic Group

DaVita

Barnes & Noble

Targa Resources

Cameron International

Calpine

Ecolab

Cliffs Natural Resources

Avery Dennison

Celanese

NII Holdings

MasterCard

Jarden

Fifth Third Bancorp

Dollar Tree

Weyerhaeuser

Agilent Technologies

Sanmina-SCI

NuStar Energy

Advanced Micro Devices

Terex

CMS Energy

AK Steel Holding

American Family Insurance Group

Dillard's

McGraw-Hill

Amerigroup

Anixter International

Precision Castparts

Mattel

Omnicare

Corn Products International

Symantec

Advance Auto Parts

Core-Mark Holding

CC Media Holdings

Expeditors International of Washington

Mylan

Wesco International

Cognizant Technology Solutions

Consol Energy

PetSmart

WellCare Health Plans

CF Industries Holdings

UGI

Hershey

Group 1 Automotive

MeadWestvaco

Ryder System

Eastman Kodak

NiSource

Rockwell Automation

Mutual of Omaha Insurance

Shaw Group

Harris

Newell Rubbermaid

Pepco Holdings

CBRE Group

Dr Pepper Snapple Group

Avis Budget Group

PVH

Pacific Life

General Cable

Exelis

Health Management Associates

O'Reilly Automotive

Fidelity National Information Services

SLM

Seaboard

Emcor Group

Auto-Owners Insurance

SanDisk

Ralph Lauren

Mohawk Industries

Sealed Air

Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Foot Locker

Domtar

St. Jude Medical

Spectra Energy

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding

CH2M Hill

Kelly Services

Avaya

Laboratory Corp. of America

Kindred Healthcare

Western Union

SPX

NCR

Allergan

Rock-Tenn

Live Nation Entertainment

Graybar Electric

Momentive Specialty Chemicals

Centene

Owens Corning

Catalyst Health Solutions

Clorox

Bemis

Harley-Davidson

Con-Way

Insight Enterprises

Pitney Bowes

Wynn Resorts

BrightPoint

Frontier Communications

Gannett

Dick's Sporting Goods

Big Lots

Allegheny Technologies

Telephone & Data Systems

Timken

W.R. Berkley

Fidelity National Financial

Casey's General Stores

NetApp

FMC Technologies

Biogen Idec

CVR Energy

United Stationers

Host Hotels & Resorts

SunGuard Data Systems

Meritor

Western & Southern Financial Group

Yahoo

Vanguard Health Systems

Charles Schwab

Susser Holdings

YRC Worldwide

El Paso

CIT Group

MetroPCS Communications

Alliant TeCommittee on Homeland Securityystems

Celgene

MRC Global

Aleris

J.M. Smucker

Rockwell Collins

Erie Insurance Group

Nash-Finch

KeyCorp

Molina Healthcare

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