Private-i recently chatted with Congressman Jim Langevin, a Democrat from Rhode Island who has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since winning office in 2000. During the last decade he has taken on several leadership roles, including work as the co-founder of the bipartisan House Cybersecurity Caucus.
An original co-sponsor to the PrECISE Act, he has a lot to say about our country’s most urgent online security priorities. After all, it’s a lack of awareness about cyber-crime and hacking attacks that poses the most potential harm to our country’s infrastructure.
Indeed, Congressman Langevin notes that the PrECISE Act would create “a clearinghouse for information, easing communication about new threats from government to the private sector and establishing a system that allows business to make threats known to government and each other, while ensuring that citizens’ privacy remains a top concern.”
Read our full Q&A below to learn his thoughts on everything from how consumers can protect their identities online to keeping children safeguarded from identity theft from cyber-thieves.