Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) introduced the NIST COVID-19 Cyber-Security Act, which instructs the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to produce standards for mitigating and protecting against cyberattacks to American universities researching COVID-19.
“Congress must act to safeguard critical scientific Coronavirus research being conducted at universities nationwide,” said Congressman Barr. “My bill would have the Director of NIST put forth guidance to preserve COVID-19 research and greatly reduce the threat of cyber-attacks. This includes providing best practices and guidelines that will protect our national security.”
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