Senate IT systems ‘far behind’ on cybersecurity, lawmaker says

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., pictured at the Web 2.0 Summit (Flickr / JD Lasica)


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The U.S. Senate is “far behind when it comes to implementing basic cybersecurity practices,” a senior lawmaker charged in a letter to his colleagues Thursday.

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., wrote to the Senate Rules Committee urging chair Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., and ranking member Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., to improve information security in all Senate IT systems by requiring two-factor authentication.

In the letter, Wyden explains how the legislative branch hasn’t kept up with its counterparts in executive agencies adopting basic cybersecurity practices.

Read more about his letter and see it in its entirety as part of Patrick O’Neill’s coverage on sister publication CyberScoop.

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