A Look At Cybersecurity's Federal Legal Landscape

By Adam Solomon and Anna Chan (July 26, 2022, 2:21 PM EDT) — This summer, two new U.S. federal laws were enacted to enhance the government’s cybersecurity posture at the national, state and local levels.

The new laws — the State and Local Government Cybersecurity Act of 2021, known as the Cybersecurity Act, and the Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Program Act of 2021, or the Cyber Workforce Program Act — are the latest in a series of executive and legislative actions taken by the federal government over the course of the past year to strengthen cybersecurity resiliency in the U.S.

Following high-profile ransomware attacks on U.S. critical infrastructure, there have been sweeping changes to…

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