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Gillibrand and Schumer warn of cybersecurity threats in NYS, call for more federal funding to prevention efforts

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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