DENVER (CBS4) – State lawmakers say Colorado isn’t doing enough to protect confidential government information, but a new bill could change that.

There are reportedly six to eight million attempts every day to hack state offices.

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“They’re looking for you private, personal information. They’re looking for state records,” said State Senator Kent Lambert (R) of Colorado Springs.

CO State Sen. Kent Lambert (R) (credit: CBS4)

“Some of them may want to get into your health records, some may want to get into your voting records. So we need a comprehensive look across all of our departments at how we protect that data, how we handle the data more efficiently,” said Lambert.

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To prevent beaches, lawmakers introduced legislation aimed at improving the security of state data to prevent cyber attacks.

It would direct $250,000 toward the development of cutting-edge encryption technology.

Lawmakers say the encryption technology would become a model for other states.

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The bill has bi-partisan support, and passed its first committee on Wednesday.