WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) Friday helped lead the introduction of new bipartisan legislation — H.R. 6812, the Small Business Cybersecurity Assistance Pilot Program Act — amidst U.S. officials warning of potential Russian cyberattacks stemming from the Ukrainian invasion.
Administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Cybersecurity Assistance Pilot Program would provide small businesses with access to critical cybersecurity tools.
Specifically, the bipartisan legislation authorizes federal investment for the Cybersecurity Assistance Pilot Program, which is a new federal grant program created for state governments to help emerging small businesses develop their cybersecurity infrastructure. The Small Business Cybersecurity Assistance Pilot Program Act will strengthen this important grant program and require the SBA to report on how the grant investment is used and to identify the current, most pressing cybersecurity needs of small businesses.
“Currently, the safety and security of our nation, our financial systems, and our businesses are at a critical juncture,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5), the House Financial Services Committee Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy. “We’re facing rapidly evolving foreign and domestic threats, as well as a surge of hacking and cybersecurity attacks. We must protect the American people and our small businesses from all those who wish to do us harm, from here at home and abroad. With this bipartisan legislation we’re introducing today, we’re helping ensure our small businesses have the critical tools they need to boost their cybersecurity.”
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