06.24.16

Peters Joins Senate Cybersecurity Caucus

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today announced that he has joined the bipartisan Senate Cybersecurity Caucus, which will highlight the key role cybersecurity plays in both national security and economic interests. The caucus engages Members of Congress in discussions about cyber security issues, including vulnerabilities, intellectual property theft, digital security, data breaches and national cybersecurity policies.

“Our country is facing unprecedented cyber threats, and we must remain vigilant against the evolving threats of cyber-attacks on our military assets, infrastructure and financial sector,” said Senator Peters, a member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee. “I am proud to join the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus to better assess actions we can take to keep our businesses, government, military and citizens safe from the dangerous consequences of cyber-attacks.”

In March, Peters introduced the State and Local Cyber Protection Act, a bipartisan bill to promote coordination of cybersecurity efforts between state and local governments and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Earlier this month, Peters introduced legislation enabling the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Small Business Development Centers to work with DHS on assisting small businesses in planning for and protecting against cyber threats and attacks.