Small Business Cyber Training Act Passes U.S. Senate Small Business Committee
The U.S. Senate Small Business Committee held a markup yesterday for S. 1687, The Small Business Cyber Training Act of 2021. The Committee voted to favorably recommend this bill for passage by the full U.S. Senate.
If passed, this legislation would create a program to train counselors at Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) to provide cybersecurity guidance to small business owners.
Speaking on the legislation, Chair Ben Cardin (D-Md.) said, “As ransomware and other cyber-attacks become more prevalent, Congress must expand access to cybersecurity resources for small businesses. This bill will certify SBDC counselors to help small business owners identify their cybersecurity vulnerabilities and fortify defenses against cyber threats.”
Read the full bill text here.