WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and U.S. Representatives Andrew Garbarino (R-NY-02) and Yvette Clarke (D-NY-09) introduced a bipartisan, bicameral resolution to designate June as National Cybersecurity Education Month. The resolution also aims to inform Americans on the essential role of cybersecurity education and to support federal, state, and local efforts.
“As the first former computer programmer elected to the United States Senate, I’m honored to recognize June as National Cybersecurity Education Month to highlight the efforts to increase cybersecurity literacy among K-12 students,” said Senator Rosen. “With cyber threats on the rise, I’ve prioritized bipartisan legislation to protect our students and teachers from cyber threats and equip them with the skills to be ready for the next generation of cyber jobs. Strengthening and diversifying the cybersecurity workforce is key to our economy and our national security.”
“Cyberattacks affect all aspects of life and demonstrate the need for stronger protections,” said Dr. Cassidy. “We need a national focus to prioritize cybersecurity education and enhance prevention efforts.”
“In today’s hyper-connected world, cybersecurity is national security,” said Representative Garbarino. “As our foreign adversaries grow increasingly sophisticated, it is more important than ever that we fill the cybersecurity talent pipeline to ensure that we can meet rising cyber threats and better protect our future. That starts with education and awareness which is why I am proud join Senators Cassidy and Rosen and Congresswoman Clarke in introducing this bipartisan, bicameral Resolution to designate June as National Cybersecurity Education Month and to promote the essential need to improve cybersecurity literacy among K-12 students.”