LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – A state senator is introducing a new bill that he says would help Nebraska fight cyber crime by “thinking like the enemy.”
Legislative Bill 1303 would require the Nebraska State Patrol to create a new position for an ethical hacker.
“Cybersecurity is a major issue. By enlisting the expertise of an ethical hacker with the Nebraska State Patrol, we take a proactive stance in mitigating cyber vulnerabilities,” Senator Loren Lippincott said.
Lippincott described the job as someone who would be in charge of constantly monitoring and protecting against cyber-attacks across the state. In addition, they would also pinpoint existing weaknesses within current networks to patch them up.
Lippincott emphasized that election security would be a major part of this role.
LB 1303 would still need to get voted out of the committee before it moves on.
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