APR 20, 2020 | US
Tech Groups Push Congress to Send States Cyber Funding
The Hill, April 20, 2020
By Maggie Miller and Chris Mills Rodrigo
A coalition of major tech groups, including BSA, demanded that Congress send funds to state and local governments to defend against cyberattacks as part of the next coronavirus stimulus bill.
“The rise in malicious cyberattacks targeting State and local entities, combined with the chronic lack of workforce, patchwork legacy systems, under-sourced cybersecurity and IT services, and uneven federal assistance creates a greater risk of system failures that interrupts services on which State and local populations depend,” the groups wrote.
The groups pointed to particular concerns around the uptick in ransomware attacks over the past year on state and local government groups, with hackers locking up systems and demanding payment.
These types of attacks have brought the governments of Baltimore, Atlanta, and New Orleans to their knees in the past two years, along with small governments, libraries, and school districts nationwide.
BSA |“软件联盟”(www.bsa.org) 是全球软件行业的主要倡导者，旨在代表该行业，向政府和国际市场发声。其成员包括全球最具创新力的公司，这些公司制定的软件解决方案，不但能够刺激经济，还能提升现代生活的品质。
BSA 的总部位于华盛顿特区，其营运机构遍布 30 多个国家。BSA 凭借这些机构，率先涉足合规项目，以期促进使用合法软件、倡导制定公共政策，并以此培养技术创新能力，以及推动发展数字经济。