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.
SOBRE A BSA
A BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) é a principal defensora do setor global de software perante governos e no mercado internacional. Seus membros estão entre as empresas mais inovadoras do mundo, criando soluções de software que estimulam a economia e melhoram a vida moderna.
Com sede em Washington, DC e operações em mais de 30 países, a BSA promove programas de conformidade que promovem o uso legal de software e defendem políticas públicas que promovem a inovação tecnológica e o crescimento da economia digital.