President Biden signs two cybersecurity bills into law

President Joe Biden has signed two bipartisan cybersecurity bills into law to strengthen the country against the growing challenges of cybercrime.

The Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Program Act and the State and Local Government Cybersecurity Act both entered the statute book following Biden’s confirmation.

According to Security Week, the first Act proposes a program under which certain federal employees can be temporarily moved to other agencies in an effort to boost their skills.

The White House thanked Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and John Hoeven (R-ND) as well as Ro Khanna (D-CA) and Nancy Mace (R-SC) from the House of Representatives.

Meanwhile, the second Act is focused on improving collaboration between the Department of Homeland Security and state, local, territorial and tribal governments.

This saw similar backing from Peters and Rosen as well as support from fellow Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) and Representative Joe Neguse (D-CO).

The second bill will require the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center to collaborate with the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center to aid the different government entities with cyber exercises, training, education and awareness.

Late last year, the US Deputy Attorney General has called on companies in the private sector to help the government tackle the rising wave of cybercrime.

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