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Sens. Marco Rubio, Gary Peters Present Small Business Cybersecurity Bill

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Jeff Brody

Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Gary Peters, D-Mich., introduced a bill to better inform small businesses on cybersecurity. The Cybersecurity Assistance Act of 2019 will task the Small Business Administration to provide these firms with cybersecurity counseling and access to informative materials, Rubio’s office said Monday. 

The legislation would also direct the Department of Homeland Security to create cybersecurity education materials and train personnel who would offer counseling at small business development centers. These counselors would receive training on higher-level cybersecurity information.

“This bipartisan bill will ensure that small businesses have greater access to critical resources and training to better protect their networks before a cyber-attack occurs,” said Rubio who chairs the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.