U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer called for more money for cyber security, and said that Russian cyberattacks are a top threat. Schumer said that SUNY Adirondack's cyber security program could be a model for the nation.

The country's highest-ranking Democrat was in Northern New York Monday afternoon.

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer called for more money for cyber security, and said that Russian cyberattacks are a top threat.

Schumer said that SUNY Adirondack's cyber security program could be a model for the nation.

The Democrat said that rarely has a college program been more relevant, as 13 Russians were indicted last week for cyber meddling in the U.S. election.

Schumer said that the companies who protect the U.S. from cyber-attacks need skilled employees.

"I'd love to see it as a national model that we can spread throughout the country because the need for cybersecurity is not just in Washington and Warren and Saratoga counties,” he said. It's throughout America."

Schumer said that the program needs hundreds of millions of dollars to meet the country's needs, and that he plans to start getting funding right away.