Rubio Introduces Two Bills to Protect America’s Small Businesses from Cybersecurity Threats

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), chair of the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, has introduced two pieces of legislation intended to help protect America’s small businesses from cyber crime:

The SBA Cyber Awareness Act – Cosponsored by committee ranking member Ben Cardin (D-MD), this bill would require the Small Business Administration to develop a cyber strategy, examine its IT system components’ country of origin, and report on breaches and threats to the Small Business Committees.

The Small Business Cyber Training Act – Cosponsored by Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), this bill would create a training program for Small Business Development Centers to prepare counselors in cyber planning assistance. Specifically, the bill would require SBDCs to employees certified in cyber strategy counseling for small businesses.

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