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Congress Zooms in on Cybersecurity After Banner Year of Attacks

There's a never before seen level of bipartisan support and genuine interest on Capitol Hill for strengthening the nation's cybersecurity.

The past 12 months stand as a banner year in the severity of cyberattacks that wreaked havoc on organizations large and small.

But in the wake of the chaos, a silver lining has emerged around a never before seen level of bipartisan support and genuine interest on Capitol Hill for strengthening the nation’s cybersecurity.

“Everybody’s consciousness had been raised with respect to threats in cybersecurity, everything from the ransomware attacks, to other different types of cyber intrusions which have taken place,” Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.), chair of the House Armed Services’s cybersecurity subcommittee, told The Hill earlier this month. “We have more awareness now, more members are paying attention to it than ever before.

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