Cosponsor HR 4617 — The SHIELD Act

This week, we are introducing the SHIELD (Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy) Act, H.R. 4617. This legislation takes concrete steps to protect our country against attempts by foreign actors and U.S. campaign
officials working in concert to interfere with or influence our elections. 

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THURSDAY: Ransomware Response and Recovery Resources for State and Local Governments Panel

As Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, I would like to invite you to a panel discussion and lunch on Thursday, October 10, 2019, on
Response and Recovery Resources for State and Local Governments During and After Ransomware Attacks. This briefing will provide a unique opportunity to learn more about the resources available to SLTT governments when a cyber event
occurs. The panel will include speakers from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, MS-ISAC and others. The information for the event is below:

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TODAY @ NOON: Cybersecurity Awareness Month Lunchtime Demo Featuring DHS Hunt and Incident Response Team

As Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, we would like to invite you to a cyber demonstration and lunch on Thursday, October 3, 2019, presented by the Department of Homeland Security’s Hunt and Incident Response
Team (HIRT). This demonstration will highlight the response capabilities that HIRT provides critical infrastructure owners and operators, as well as state and local governments, affected by a cyber attack.  Join us to learn firsthand what happens
when HIRT deploys across the country to identify the root cause of a cyber incident, contain the activity, mitigate the impact, and remove the adversary from a victim’s network.

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