The significant and continued growth of cyber-attacks against the United States makes cybersecurity a critical issue for all governors. To help states address the consequences of the rapidly evolving and expanding technological threats now faced by law enforcement agencies, public works and energy agencies, private financial and communications sectors and the general public, the National Governors Association (NGA) launched a Resource Center for State Cybersecurity (Resource Center). The Resource Center, co-chaired by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, will provide governors with resources, tools and recommendations to help craft and implement effective state cybersecurity policies and practices.

To inform the work of the Resource Center, NGA is working with leading experts, practitioners, representatives from key state and federal agencies and representatives from private industry to develop resources and tools and to provide strategic recommendations on state cybersecurity issues.

NGA is focusing the work of the Resource Center on four current issues within state cybersecurity, including: 

  • Leveraging Fusion Centers
  • Developing a Skilled Cyber Workforce
  • Enhancing the Cybersecurity of Energy Systems and Infrastructure
  • Coordinating State and Federal Government

Fusion Centers Play Leading Role In Promoting Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity Workforce Key To Combating Threats 
Governors Focus on State Cybersecurity and State-Federal Coordination 
Governors O’Malley and Snyder to Lead NGA Resource Center on Cybersecurity

Federal Cybersecurity Programs: A Resource Guide
Act and Adjust: A Call to Action for Governors for Cybersecurity
State Roles in Enhancing the Cybersecurity of Energy Systems and Infrastructure