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  • CYBERSECURITY
  • ONLINE DATA COLLECTION
  • MEDICAL PRIVACY
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)



Polling 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.
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Pledge Period - Opening Date
November 22, 2021
Pledge Period - Closing Date
November 28, 2021
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November 29, 2021


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