Oct 12, 2023 | Blog Posts

Protecting Our Cybersecurity

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Before Congress, I served as Director of Cybersecurity at the White House’s National Security Council and witnessed firsthand how important it is to prioritize our cybersecurity.  
We’ve seen attacks that have halted operations at schools and businesses, putting students out of school for days and putting our food supply at risk. That’s why I’m working to protect Iowans for the future: 

  • Keeping students in school by preventing and preparing for attacks with the bipartisan Enhancing K-12 Cybersecurity Act 
  • Convening some of the brightest minds in cybersecurity to discuss new solutions for bolstering cybersecurity defenses  
  • Ensuring our rural water systems are safe from bad actors with the bipartisan Cybersecurity for Rural Water Systems Act 
  • Increasing collaboration within the federal government and intelligence agencies to combat cyberterrorism with the Financial Technology Protection Act  
  • Protecting our nation’s food supply against foreign adversaries with the bipartisan Cybersecurity in Agriculture Act 

Bottom line: we’re vulnerable to devastating attacks, even in Iowa. I’m fighting to protect families, businesses, schools, and communities.