Wednesday: Joint Senate Hearing to Examine Cybersecurity Threats Faced by Local Governments and Municipal Authorities

HARRISBURG –  Cybersecurity threats faced by local governments and municipal authorities will be the focus of a public hearing this week held by the Senate Communications and Technology Committee, chaired by Sen. Tracy Pennycuick (R-24), and the Senate Local Government Committee, chaired by Sen. Rosemary M. Brown (R-40).

The hearing will be held Wednesday, Jan. 31, at 1 p.m. in Hearing Room 1 of North Office Building at the state capitol complex in Harrisburg.

Recent cyberattacks targeting the Bucks County emergency dispatch system and the Aliquippa Water Authority highlight the vulnerability of Pennsylvania’s over 2,500 local governments and authorities.

The joint panel will hear testimony from representatives of local governments and authorities, as well as cybersecurity experts.

The hearing will be streamed live at and    

CONTACTS:  Mackenzie Mueller (Sen. Brown)
                       Matt Szuchyt (Sen. Pennycuick)

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