Washington, DC – The U.S. Senate has unanimously passed a resolution introduced by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) designating October as “National Cyber Security Awareness Month.”
“This resolution is intended to raise public awareness and understanding of the cyber threat, and steps that can be taken to improve cyber security,” said Senator Feinstein, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
“Cyber-security needs to be a priority in the Congress, and we need to bring federal agencies, businesses, educational institutions and other organizations together to meet this threat.”
The measure was passed by the Senate Tuesday night. It was co-sponsored by Senators Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Tom Carper (D-DE), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Joe Lieberman (I-CT), Susan Collins (R-ME), Harry Reid (D-NV), Carl Levin (D-MI), Robert Bennett (R-UT), Olympia Snowe (R-ME), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), George Voinovich (R-OH), Evan Bayh (D-IN), and Thad Cochran (R-MS).