New bill would give CISA greater cyber outreach responsibilities

Lawmakers have introduced a new bipartisan bill that aims to equip the most frequent targets of ransomware attacks and underserved communities across the country with critical access to cybersecurity training, education and resources.

The Cybersecurity Awareness Act would require the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to launch a new public-private campaign promoting cybersecurity best practices — like enabling multifactor authentication and utilizing unique, secure passwords — while expanding outreach to communities on how to protect themselves against cyberattacks.

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Source: Nextgov