Lawmakers within the Home and Senate launched laws on Wednesday to enhance the cybersecurity workforce by directing the Division of Labor to award grants that assist create and develop cyber apprenticeships applications.
The Cyber Prepared Workforce Act has bipartisan help, with Sens. Jacky RosenJacklyn (Jacky) Sheryl RosenLawmakers introduce laws to enhance cyber workforce funding Dem lawmakers accuse DHS, HHS of giving them deceptive data on household separations This week: Barr again in sizzling seat over Mueller report MORE (D-Nev.) and Kevin CramerKevin John CramerKushner, Miller discuss immigration at Senate GOP lunch Republican senators give Pence an earful on commerce Trump, Senate GOP focus on effort to overtake authorized immigration MORE (R-N.D.) introducing the invoice within the Senate, and Reps. Susie LeeSuzanne (Susie) Kelley LeeMORE (D-Nev.), Elise StefanikElise Marie StefanikLawmakers introduce laws to enhance cyber workforce funding Thirty-four GOP members buck Trump on catastrophe invoice Bipartisan group of senators seeks to extend transparency of on-line political adverts MORE (R-N.Y.), and Abigail SpanbergerAbigail Davis SpanbergerNew group goals to help feminine veteran Democratic candidates Corey Stewart to steer pro-Trump tremendous PAC The 31 Trump districts that may decide the subsequent Home majority MORE (D-Va.) sponsoring the laws within the Home.
The invoice would set up a program throughout the Labor Division, permitting the Secretary of Labor to award monetary grants to “workforce intermediaries” akin to faculties and non-profit organizations that help cyber apprenticeships.
This funding may be used for childcare, transportation prices, and profession counseling concerned with taking part within the apprenticeship applications.
Rosen’s workplace stated that commerce teams akin to CompTIA and ISACA have already endorsed the laws.
“We should take motion to deal with the scarcity in our cybersecurity workforce as a way to fill the gaps in our cyber-defense,” Rosen stated in a press release.
“I’m proud to assist usher within the subsequent technology of workers within the discipline of cybersecurity. I’ll proceed to work on discovering forward-thinking options that present our companies, communities, and authorities with the expert workforce they should strengthen our nation’s cybersecurity infrastructure and defend People’ knowledge from unhealthy actors,” she added.
Cramer famous that “cyber assaults are an rising menace to our nation, and we’d like a well-trained workforce in a position to fight them,” whereas Lee stated that “our capability to compete on the earth financial system will depend on producing an informed cyber-ready workforce.”
In the meantime, Spanberger stated she is “proud to assist introduce this bipartisan laws, as a result of addressing our nation’s workforce calls for isn’t a partisan concern—it’s a difficulty of nationwide safety, financial power, and long-term monetary safety for working households.”