U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer are pushing for increased cybersecurity funding amid U.S. sanctions against Russia.
Gillibrand and Schumer want more money going towards the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) as they warn sanctions could result in retaliatory cyber warfare efforts from Russia, according to WENY News. The U.S. senators for New York are asking MS-ISAC funding be increased from $27 million to $38 million for the 2022 Funding Package.
Gillibrand wants New York residents to know cyber attacks are affecting the state- in 2021, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s computer systems were hacked. Though little damage was caused, she warns future similar attacks could have severe ramifications.
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