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George Lamont: America’s Schools Face Mounting Threats from Cyberattacks

The U.S. education sector is in the midst of a cyber crisis. The shift to cloud-based virtual learning during COVID-19 created the perfect storm for threat actors to capitalize on: education IT departments, already...
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Marco Rubio: Time to Defend US Infrastructure Networks Against Cybersecurity Threats

Rubio is co-sponsoring U.S. Sen. Gary Peters’, D-Mich., “DHS Industrial Control Systems Capabilities Enhancement Act” which “would require the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to ensure they can better identify and mitigate threats to Industrial Control Systems, the operational technology involved in operating the function of critical infrastructure networks, including pipelines, water supply and electric utilities.”
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Marco Rubio: Miami Dade County Public Schools Should Take Advantage of Federal Security...

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., urged Superintendent of Miami Dade County Public Schools Alberto Carvalho to take advantage of federal resources available to assist in the school system’s efforts to secure its networks, including virtual classrooms, after they announced that its virtual learning platform was the target of 12 cyberattacks.
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Marco Rubio: DHS Needs to Look at Cyberattacks on Miami Dade County Public Schools

In his role as acting chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, on Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., requested a briefing on cybersecurity from U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Sec. Chad Wolf after Miami Dade County Public Schools announced that its virtual learning platform was the target of 12 cyberattacks. 
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Marco Rubio Champions Proposal to Help Western Hemisphere Countries Counter Chinese Influence

Rubio’s office noted that the bill “would strengthen economic competitiveness, expand safeguards for physical and digital infrastructure, and address human rights abuses from digital surveillance technologies in Latin America and the Caribbean" and is “the first comprehensive effort to improve U.S. economic engagement and diplomatic presence, and address the Government of China’s economic, political, security, and intelligence activities in the region.”

Josh Hawley’s, Rick Scott’s Bill Banning TikTok on Government Devices Gains Traction in Senate

Back in March, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., threw his support behind U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley’s, R-Mo., proposal making sure federal employees do not have TikTok on their smartphones.
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Rick Scott: Ban TikTok on Government Phones Due to Cybersecurity, Chinese Spying Concerns

U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., is also backing the proposal which was sent to the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Thursday.
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Jeanette Nuñez: DeSantis Administration “Pushing the Boundaries of the 21st Century With a Bold...

The governor’s office outlined the achievements in areas Nuñez oversees.
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Jacksonville Leaders Partner Up With Jimmy Patronis to Fight Fraud

Earlier this month, Patronis unveiled “Fraud Free Florida” which is “aimed at better coordinating collective investigative efforts to protect Florida’s large population, especially seniors, from scam artists.”
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