Indiana Senator Mike Bohacek (R-Michiana Shores, covers Marshall County) released information to Indiana citizens about data breaches, and cybersecurity threats as they continue to grow while an increasing number of businesses have access to Americans’ personal information. In 2022 alone, the Office of the Attorney General recorded over 1,200 security breaches in Indiana.

Senator Bohacek said, “That’s why we recognize October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month, which highlights the importance of keeping our data secure and protecting our critical infrastructure.” 

He continued, “Data breaches can create a significant risk of fraud and identity theft, which is why I supported a new law that provides Hoosiers a data privacy “bill of rights” to help them monitor how their data is being used and even have it deleted.”

Additionally, the Indiana Cybersecurity Hub and Emergency Manager Cybersecurity Toolkit provide best practices, tips, and resources to keep citizens protected.

Senator Bohacek closed his comments saying, “Data privacy is more important than ever as the digital world expands. This is why the General Assembly continues to study new technology and ways to promote digital security.”