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CompTIA Sends Letter to Congressional Leaders Supporting Dedicated Cybersecurity Funding

Feb 19, 2021

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) joined other trade associations in sending a letter to leaders of Congress urging them to include dedicated funding for cybersecurity in any new COVID relief legislation.

"As the president noted in his January announcement of the proposed 'American Rescue Plan,' our response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the health of our economy are intertwined," the groups wrote. "This unprecedented battle against the COVID-19 pandemic has led many businesses and government agencies to push critical services to online, virtual environments with breakneck speed. These efforts have forced our agencies and critical infrastructure partners to quickly move many sensitive systems into newly architected environments to ensure that government workers, critical infrastructure workers, and citizens who rely on services provided by those organizations can virtually interact with one another. While this shift to a virtual environment helps stem the spread of COVID-19, it has left many of these same organizations vulnerable to an expanded and, in some cases, less secure attack surface for hackers."

To view to complete letter, go here.

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