June 24, 2024

Cassidy, Rosen, King Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Marking June as National Cybersecurity Education Month

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), and Angus King (I-ME) introduced a resolution recognizing June 2024 as “National Cybersecurity Education Month.” The resolution aims to raise awareness about cybersecurity education in K-12 schools, colleges, and universities, so that the United States can effectively build and sustain a skilled cybersecurity workforce to defend against cybersecurity threats.

“In the wake of attacks like those on the Colonial Pipeline and Change Healthcare, we must do everything to strengthen our cybersecurity,” said Dr. Cassidy. “The resolution highlights the need for cybersecurity education to protect Americans against bad actors.”

“Adversaries and bad actors continue to launch dangerous cyberattacks to threaten our security and health,” said Senator Rosen. “As the first computer programmer to serve in the U.S. Senate, I’m proud to help introduce this bipartisan resolution to highlight how cybersecurity education can provide career opportunities for students across the country and help secure our nation.”

“As cyberattacks targeting our government, economy and national security continue to increase, it is important we lay the foundation today for a highly skilled and educated cybersecurity workforce,” said Senator King. “I’m proud to join my colleagues in recognizing June as National Cybersecurity Month — a time to refocus on how we can best protect our interests in cyberspace. Inspiring young people in cyber today is a key to combatting and preventing the cybersecurity threats and crimes of tomorrow.”

This year marks the third consecutive year in which Cassidy and Rosen have introduced a resolution making June National Cybersecurity Education Month.