Visible to the public "New Legislation Would Help Local Gov with Cybersecurity"Conflict Detection Enabled

The recently introduced State and Local Cybersecurity Improvement Act aims to address cybersecurity threats faced by systems used by state, local, and territorial governments in the US. The legislation would establish a $400 million grant program at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to help fund efforts made by eligible communities to improve their cybersecurity. The areas in which the program would assist include vulnerability scanning, testing, cybersecurity workforce development, and intelligence sharing. Additionally, the bill would require the DHS' Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) to develop strategies for improving the communities' overall defenses against cyberattacks. This article continues to discuss the State and Local Cybersecurity Improvement Act, as well as another new initiative called Energy Sector Pathfinder, aimed at improving the security of the US Energy Critical Infrastructure and cybersecurity partnerships within the sector.

CISOMAG reports "New Legislation Would Help Local Gov with Cybersecurity"