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Rep. John Katko Introduces Bill for State, Local Cybersecurity

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Jeff Brody
John Katko

Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y., has presented a bill to support the protection of state and local governments against cyber threats amid the increase of ransomware cases, The Hill reported Friday. The legislation, named the State and Local Government Cybersecurity Improvement Act, would task the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to develop a cyber resource guide.

The guide would work to help state and local officials address cyber attacks and recover from potential damages. Officials would also receive cybersecurity support funds under the legislation. Katko is a member of the cybersecurity group within the House Homeland Security Committee.