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  • ONLINE DATA COLLECTION
  • CYBERSECURITY
Winning Issue » CYBERSECURITY


Cybersecurity refers to the technologies and processes designed to protect computers, networks and data from unauthorized access, including attacks by cyber criminals via the Internet. However, crimes committed by hackers are not the only way sensitive information stored on computers is lost. Many security breaches result from mistakes committed by computer system users, such as uploading unintended data or unwittingly divulging information used to gain access to their systems. Civilian hackers often target the personnel databases of organizations and institutions to steal personal and financial information such as social security numbers, addresses and bank account numbers. Foreign governments hack our computer systems to steal classified military information and industrial secrets. Cybersecurity advocates say better reporting and communication of hacking events between the government and private sector will help investigations and create strategies that can counter this sizable threat.

Pending Legislation: Senate version of H.R.3138 - State and Local Cybersecurity Improvement Act (passed House)
Sponsor: Rep. Yvette Clarke (NY)
Status: Received in the Senate, read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Chair: Sen. Gary Peters (MI)



Options


  • I oppose reforming current cybersecurity policy and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Leader Charles Schumer (NY).
  • I support:
    1.) Authorizing a $500 million grant program to provide State and local, Tribal, and Territorial governments with dedicated funding to secure their networks from ransomware and malicious digital attacks.

    2.) Establishing a process for assessing grant applications, reviewing cybersecurity plans, and monitoring the performance of grant recipients.

    And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Sen. Gary Peters (MI) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.


Winning Option
  • I support:
    1.) Authorizing a $500 million grant program to provide State and local, Tribal, and Territorial governments with dedicated funding to secure their networks from ransomware and malicious digital attacks.

    2.) Establishing a process for assessing grant applications, reviewing cybersecurity plans, and monitoring the performance of grant recipients.

    And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Sen. Gary Peters (MI) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.
There has been $0.00 pledged in support of this issue
Trustee Candidates

If elected as a trustee, the campaign committee of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA) will be unconditionally awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting her to favorably consider passing H.R.4235 - Living Shorelines Act.

If elected as a trustee, the campaign committee of Sen. Gary Peters (MI) will be unconditionally awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting him to favorably consider passing the Senate version of H.R.3138 - State and Local Cybersecurity Improvement Act.

If elected as a trustee, Natural Resources Defense Council will be awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting these funds be used to work and advocate for enhancing and restoring tidal marshes, coastal wetlands, barrier islands and other natural buffer zones which defend communities from coastal flooding resulting from sea level rise.

About: NRDC works to safeguard the earth - its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends. We combine the power of more than three million members and online activists with the expertise of some 700 scientists, lawyers, and policy advocates across the globe to ensure the rights of all people to the air, the water, and the wild. With dedicated staff working in more than a dozen program areas, we partner with businesses, elected leaders, and community groups on the biggest issues we face today including nature, the environment, climate and clean energy.

If elected as a trustee, Privacy Rights Clearinghouse will be awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting these funds be used to advocate for protecting consumers, businesses and our government from cyberattacks.

About: As a nonprofit organization protecting privacy for all by empowering individuals and advocating for positive change, we have focused exclusively on consumer privacy rights and issues since 1992. In 2014, we became an independent nonprofit organization and have continued to empower individuals and advocate for positive change within the ever-changing privacy landscape. We strive to provide clarity on complex topics by publishing extensive educational materials and directly answering people’s questions. We also amplify the public’s voice—often underrepresented in policy discussions—in our work championing strong privacy protections.
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Trustee Election - Opening Date
July 4, 2022
Trustee Election - Closing Date
July 11, 2022