Cybersecurity

Whether it is Russia conducting cyberattacks on our homeland, China engaging in industrial espionage and intellectual property theft, or terrorist organizations like ISIS attempting to recruit using social media, cybersecurity has become a critical element of our national security in the 21st century. As a member of the House Homeland Security Committee and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection Subcommittee, I am proud to be on the frontline working to protect and strengthen our national security from evolving cyber threats.

Co-sponsored Legislation:

  • H.R. 1616 - Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act of 2017
  • H.R. 2825 - Department of Homeland Security Authorization Act
  • H.R. 3359 - Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2017
  • H.R. 5517 - Enhance Cybersecurity for Small Manufacturers Act of 2018

Caucus Membership:

  • Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus

Op-eds:

More on Cybersecurity

July 21, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI), co-chair of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission (CSC), today testified before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works to discuss ways we can address cyber vulnerabilities in our nation's physical infrastructure. The hearing comes after water treatment facilities in Florida, California, and Kansas suffered from cyberattacks that threatened the safety of drinking water in these communities earlier this year.
 
June 10, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI), co-Chair of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission, today introduced Jen Easterly, the nominee to serve as Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
 
May 27, 2021 Columns

Cybersecurity has for years been a wonky, abstract concern to most Americans. No longer. The long gasoline lines and price spikes resulting from the Colonial Pipeline attack were a wake-up call, the moment cyber got real for millions. The ransomware attack disrupted one of the largest refined-gasoline pipelines in the U.S. for six days, and is part of a disturbing trend. Our adversaries no doubt are noting the economic and societal cost inflicted; the number of people directly or indirectly affected by a malicious cyberattack is only going to rise.

February 23, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today joined House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY), and Reps. Jim Langevin (D-RI), Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), and Bill Keating (D-MA) in reintroducing the Cyber Diplomacy Act of 2021. This bill will establish an Office of International Cyberspace Policy within the State Department dedicated to keeping the internet open, reliable, and secure.
February 2, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Rep. Mike Gallagher (WI-08) today joined 20 members of the House in calling on the Senate to pause Governor Gina Raimondo's nomination to serve as Secretary of Commerce until the Biden Administration gives a clear and direct answer regarding whether they plan to keep Huawei on the Commerce Department's Entity List.

December 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today released the following statement after voting to make the FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act law.

"The SolarWinds espionage campaign emphasized our vulnerabilities in cyberspace and underscored the pressing need for action. Congress must work to make sure this never happens again, and the FY2021 NDAA takes concrete steps to help achieve this goal. 

December 20, 2020 Press Release

Reps. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) and Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Senators Angus King (I-ME), Ben Sasse (R-NE), the four legislators serving on the Cyberspace Solarium Commission, released the following statement regarding reports that the Department of Defense is considering ending the “dual-hat” arrangement that sees the Commander of United States Cyber Command jointly appointed to be the Director of the National Security Agency:

December 18, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI), Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), HASC Ranking Member Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), incoming HASC Ranking Member Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL), HASC Strategic Forces Subcommittee Ranking Member Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH), and HASC Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee Ranking Member Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) – all members of the House Armed Services Committee – today issued a joint statement highlighting the critical provisions in the FY 2021 NDAA that will bolster America’s cybersecurity defenses. 

December 3, 2020 Press Release

The Co-Chairs of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission today welcomed the news that 26 of their recommendations for improving the United States’ cybersecurity posture have been incorporated into the 2021 National Defense Authorizati

November 18, 2020 Press Release
This evening, Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) was selected by Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to serve on the bipartisan, bicameral NDAA Conference Committee. The committee will work to reconcile differences between the House and Senate versions of the FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes funding for the Department of Defense.
 

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