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Industry representatives very much heard the message they wanted to hear from senior administration officials at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's cybersecurity summit this week: Cyber regulation is not the answer, keep using voluntary tools and now's the time to participate in information-sharing.

The Securities and Exchange Commission's investigations of cyber incidents are focused largely on the theft of data that could be used to manipulate markets, according to the commission's deputy for enforcement, who said an enforcement action for failure to disclose cyber risks has not happened yet.

Healthcare sector groups are stressing the need to certify compliance with cybersecurity standards and urging the federal government to further promote information sharing, a breach notification standard, and legal protections for companies that address cybersecurity proactively, in comments to the president’s cybersecurity commission.

Officials from the Department of Homeland Security and federal and state election organizations on Wednesday urged lawmakers to offer more assistance in securing the voting system from cyber threat, but did not go so far as to say the electoral system needed to be classified as critical infrastructure.