Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Tom Cotton, R-Ark., have asked Senate Sergeant at Arms Michael Stenger to notify Senate leadership when a data breach takes place on lawmakers’ computers, The Hill reports. In a letter to Stenger, the senators note there are currently no requirements to reveal breaches on the Senate’s systems. “We believe that the lack of data regarding successful cyber attacks against the Congress has contributed to the absence of debate regarding congressional cybersecurity — this must change,” the letter states. “Each U.S. senator deserves to know, and has a responsibility to know, if and how many times Senate computers have been hacked, and whether the Senate’s existing cybersecurity measures are sufficient to protect both the integrity of this institution and the sensitive data with which it has been entrusted.”
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