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Wyden Pushes FCC on 5G Security

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) is pushing the Federal Communications Commission to ensure that wireless carriers build new security measures, such as encryption and authentication,...

Bipartisan Bill Would Have Local Governments Use .GOV to Strengthen Cybersecurity Defenses

Aiming to help local governments bolster their cybersecurity posture, a bipartisan quartet of senators have introduced legislation that would mandate the use of the .GOV top-level domain for websites and email. The DOTGOV Online Trust in Government Act of 2019 introduced by Senators James Lankford (R-OK), Gary Peters (D-MI), Ron Johnson (R-WI), and Amy Klobuchar […]
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Sen. Hassan Calls for Look into Federal Government Support for Entities Hit by Ransomware...

Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) this week urged the Government Accountability Office to look into how the federal government is supporting state and local governments that have been hit by debilitating cyberattacks over the past few months. In a letter to GAO, Hassan noted that “ransomware is a serious and growing threat to government operations at […]
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House Passes Bills to Boost Small Business Cybersecurity

The House has passed by voice vote the SBA Cyber Awareness Act, intended to improve cybersecurity at the Small Business Administration, and the Small Business Development Center Cyber Training Act, a bill to help small businesses defend against cyber attacks. The SBA Cyber Awareness Act, sponsored by Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO), would require the agency […]
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