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WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) will co-chair the bipartisan Senate Cybersecurity Caucus in the 117th Congress. First launched in 2016 by Sen. Warner and then-Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus provides a platform for Senators and their staffs to stay informed on major policy issues and developments in cybersecurity. 

“Recent hacks involving SolarWinds and Microsoft only serve to underscore that cybersecurity is one of the biggest economic and national security challenges we face as a nation,” said Sen. Warner, Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. “The Senate Cybersecurity Caucus is a platform for Senators and their staffs to keep up to date on cyber policy and engage in discussions about cybersecurity that cross Committee jurisdictions. I’m pleased to welcome Sen. Tillis as a co-chair of this effort, and look forward to working with him to bring bipartisan attention to these critical issues.”

“The threat of cyberattacks by foreign adversaries such as China and Russia targeting American businesses, research institutions, hospitals, and federal agencies is one of the most pressing issues for Congress to address,” said Sen. Tillis. “These cyberattacks are a threat to national security and our innovation economy. Over the last year, we have seen numerous cyberattacks targeting American infrastructure and intellectual property—primarily related to testing and vaccines for COVID-19. Senator Warner is a thought leader on cybersecurity issues and has a proven track record of bipartisan policymaking. I am proud to join the Cybersecurity Caucus as co-chair, and I look forward to working with Senator Warner to provide productive information on cybersecurity issues for Senators and their staff.”

An early investor in the cellular telephone business, Sen. Warner spent 20 years in the technology industry before entering public office. In the Senate, Warner has been a longtime leader on issues relating to technology and cybersecurity. As Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Warner recently convened the first public hearing into the SolarWinds supply chain attack that enabled hackers to penetrate multiple federal agencies and corporations.