The Cybersecurity 202: Wyden calls for 'time out' in government cybersecurity contracting


A top Senate Democrat says the government needs to call “time out” and take a closer look at its cybersecurity spending in the wake of cyberattacks on SolarWinds and other software, as well as on Microsoft Exchange.

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), who chairs the Senate Finance Committee and also sits on the Intelligence Committee, says Congress needs to examine what went wrong that led to the breaches, which hit nine U.S. government agencies and tens of thousands of organizations.

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