Jacky Rosen, U.S. Senator from Nevada

Jacky Rosen

U.S. Senator from Nevada

Jacklyn Sheryl Rosen nee Spektor was born in August 1957 in Chicago, Illinois. She earned an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Minnesota. She worked summers as a waitress at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, attending Clark County Community College where she received an associate degree in computing and information technology. She worked for Southwest Gas until she opened her own consulting business three years later. 

She was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives where she served one term before being elected to the United States Senate, assuming her seat in January 2019. 

She is married to Larry Rosen and they have one daughter. She is Jewish. 

In the News…

In a letter addressed to the Department of Transportation and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Senator Jacky Rosen of Nevada asked the agencies to provide information regarding the recent cyberattacks that hit a dozen websites of major U.S. airports in mid-October. 

Killnet, a Russian-speaking hacking group, claimed responsibility for the attacks which targeted 14 airports, including the Atlanta and Los Angeles international airports. The Atlanta international airport said the cyberattack did not impact operations and that an investigation was underway.  

Senator Rosen, who chairs the Senate’s subcommittee on tourism, trade, and export promotion, said that the incident shows a “broader trend” of cyberattacks increasing in frequency and severity in the U.S. transportation sector. 

“While, reportedly, this incident did not directly impact airport operations, I am concerned that our nation’s aviation ecosystem remains vulnerable to debilitating cyberattacks, especially as malicious Russian state-sponsored cyber actors threaten additional cyberattacks on the nation’s critical infrastructure,” Senator Rosen said.  

In the letter, Senator Rosen listed several questions addressed to the agencies, including how they are coordinating with potentially impacted companies, whether they are mitigating cyber risks and providing technical assistance to airports and airlines, and if they are aware of additional and immediate cyber threats targeting the country’s aviation sector. 

The senator has been pushing the federal government to do more to protect critical infrastructure, including the healthcare sector, which has experienced a surge in ransomware attacks in the last few years. 

Earlier this year, together with Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, she introduced a bipartisan Healthcare Cyber Security Act that would require CISA and the Department of Health and Human Services to improve cybersecurity standards in the healthcare and public health sectors. The legislation would also require both departments to share information with the private sector to increase cyber resilience. 

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Senator Rosen today? You can let her know at:

The Honorable Jacky  Rosen 
Senator from Nevada 
713 Hart Senate Office Building 
Washington, DC  20510 


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