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June 8, 2022 



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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY) joined with U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Rep. Andrew Garbarino (R-NY) to introduce a resolution to designate June as National Cybersecurity Education Month. The resolution also aims to educate Americans on the essential role of cybersecurity education and to support federal, state, and local efforts.

“As Chair of the Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, & Innovation Subcommittee, I have long pursued the solutions necessary towards protecting American interests and the American people in cyberspaces in the face of hostile powers bolstering their own cyber capabilities. While technological advances are significant in our efforts, they remain only half the equation. If we do not take the steps to provide our population with the cyber literacy necessary to detect and overcome these virtual threats, a daunting vulnerability will persist through our defenses,” said Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke. “When it comes to cybersecurity, knowledge equates to safety and security. Through National Cybersecurity Education Month, we will further our federal commitment towards educating the American people on the best practices to protect their personal information online from any threat that may arise long into the future.”

“Cyberattacks affect all aspects of life and demonstrate the need for stronger protections,” said Senator Cassidy. “We need a national focus to prioritize cybersecurity education and enhance prevention efforts.”

“As the first former computer programmer elected to the United States Senate, I’m honored to recognize June as National Cybersecurity Education Month to highlight the efforts to increase cybersecurity literacy among K-12 students,” said Senator Rosen. “As cyber threats have been on the rise, I have prioritized legislation to protect our students and teachers from cyber threats and equip them with the skills to be ready for the next generation of cyber jobs. Strengthening and diversifying the cybersecurity workforce is key to improving our national security.” 

“In today’s hyper-connected world, cybersecurity is national security,” said Representative Garbarino. “As our foreign adversaries grow increasingly sophisticated, it is more important than ever that we fill the cybersecurity talent pipeline to ensure that we can meet rising cyber threats and better protect our future. That starts with education and awareness which is why I am proud to join Senators Cassidy and Rosen and Congresswoman Clarke in introducing this bipartisan, bicameral Resolution to designate June as National Cybersecurity Education Month and to promote the essential need to improve cybersecurity literacy among K-12 students.”


Yvette D. Clarke has been in Congress since 2007. She represents New York’s Ninth Congressional District, which includes Central and South Brooklyn. Clarke is a Senior Member of both the House Energy and Commerce Committee and House Committee on Homeland Security, where she serves as Chair of the Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation Subcommittee.