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Bill Would Create State Cybersecurity Leader Positions

January 20, 2020

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators has introduced legislation that would require the Department of Homeland Security to appoint cybersecurity leaders in each state to help combat growing cyberthreats against units of local government.

The Cybersecurity State Coordinator Act of 2020 aims to strengthen state and local governments’ response to cybersecurity incidents in a timely manner as well as ensure that threat intelligence is better shared between the state and federal governments, the backers say.

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