Rockefeller Calls on Fortune 500 Companies to Prioritize Cybersecurity

September 19, 2012

SCom: CommunicationsWASHINGTON, 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 and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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.

Rockefeller sent the letter to the following companies:

Exxon Mobil Wal-Mart Stores Chevron
ConocoPhilips General Motors General Electric
Berkshire 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
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 Merck Lockheed Martin
Coca-Cola 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 Honewell International
CHS Humana Goldman Sachs 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
Phillip 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 Massachussetts Mutual Life Insurance Occidental Petroleum
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 States Automobile Association Exelon Kohl's
Whirlpool Capital One Financial Illinois Tool Works
Cummins AES Southern Company
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 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 and 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

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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 Techsystems Celgene MRC Global
Aleris J.M. Smucker Rockwell Collins
Erie Insurance Group Nash-Finch KeyCorp
Molina Healthcare McKesson