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Governor Tate Reeves on Tuesday announced that he signed two bills which strengthen the state of Mississippi’s cybersecurity efforts and counter Chinese technological threats.
Governor Reeves signed Senate Bill 2853 which prohibits state agencies from buying tiny, unarmed aircraft systems or drones manufactured by foreign entities, like China.
Moreover, he signed Senate Bill 2140 which strengthens the network safety of the Mississippi government.
“The Chinese Communist Celebration is not a buddy to Mississippi or the United States,” mentioned Governor Tate Reeves. “They want to exploit vulnerabilities in technologies to harm our nation and our citizens. We’re not going to let that occur in Mississippi, and that is why I signed these two bills. It is time for our nation to wake up and recognize the existential threat that the Chinese Communist Celebration and other poor actors about the globe pose to Americans. We’re placing the security of Mississippians very first, and if that implies you cannot use TikTok and other compromised technologies on state devices or buy drones created in China, so be it.”
Issues have been raised about how Chinese-owned drone providers have potentially stored and/or transferred information that could potentially be accessed by the Chinese Communist Celebration and other adversarial foreign government entities.
Senate Bill 2140 creates the National Safety on State Devices and Networks Act which restricts the download, access, or use of prohibited technologies on state-operated networks.
The Mississippi Division of Data Technologies Solutions will be accountable for establishing the restrictions and will keep an updated and publicly readily available list of the prohibited technologies on its web-site.
Senate Bill 2853 can be study in complete right here.
Senate Bill 2140 can be study in complete right here.
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