Cybersecurity

Governors recognize that the foundation of today’s economy, national security and the daily operations of government are increasingly dependent upon the security and reliability of communications technology and other digital infrastructure. With rapidly evolving and increasingly complex cyber incidents on the rise, governors support a comprehensive approach to protect critical infrastructure assets and sensitive information systems at the national, state and local level. All levels of government and the private sector must work together and share responsibility to ensure appropriate policies and processes are in place to detect and avoid disruptions as well as provide a coordinated response to and recovery in the event of a cyber attack.

Fourth National Summit on State Cybersecurity

Fourth National Summit on State Cybersecurity

In January 2021, the NGA Center for Best Practices hosted the Fourth National Summit on State Cybersecurity, in conjunction with Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson. The summit was virtual and took ...
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Managing Cyber Threats through Effective Governance: A Call to Action for Governors and State Legislatures

Managing Cyber Threats through Effective Governance: A Call to Action for Governors and State Legislatures

This document is a Call to Action for governors and state legislatures to improve their cybersecurity risk management capabilities by creating or strengthening their cybersecurity governance. (View/Download) Executive Summary Cybersecurity ...
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Cybersecurity Concerns for Health and Public Health Organizations

(View/Download) Background Public health and healthcare organizations are at the forefront fighting against unprecedented physical dangers from the COVID-19 outbreak. Simultaneously, there are threats propagating in cyberspace, as malicious actors ...
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NGA Selects 7 States to Focus on Advancing Statewide Cybersecurity

NGA Selects 7 States to Focus on Advancing Statewide Cybersecurity

The National Governors Association (NGA) competitively selected seven states — Colorado, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Tennessee — to participate in a new project focused on implementing best ...
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Coalition Letter Addressing Cybersecurity and IT Infrastructure Needs Due To COVID-19

Coalition Letter Addressing Cybersecurity and IT Infrastructure Needs Due To COVID-19

April 28, 2020 The Honorable Mitch McConnellMajority LeaderUnited States SenateU.S. Capitol Building, Room S-230Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Chuck SchumerMinority LeaderUnited States SenateU.S. Capitol Building, Room S-224Washington, D.C. 20510 The ...
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COVID-19 and Cybersecurity

COVID-19 and Cybersecurity

State cybersecurity concerns – critical for governors under normal circumstances – have only intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic. Malicious cyber actors have a history of exploiting the confusion and fear ...
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STRONGER TOGETHER: State and Local Cybersecurity Collaboration

STRONGER TOGETHER: State and Local Cybersecurity Collaboration

(View/Download) Executive Summary With a dramatic uptick in ransomware attacks across the country, governors, state chief information officers (CIOs) and state government executives are designing and implementing programs to strengthen ...
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Experts Roundtable on Energy Cybersecurity Coordination and Information Sharing among State, Federal and Utility Officials

Experts Roundtable on Energy Cybersecurity Coordination and Information Sharing among State, Federal and Utility Officials

Washington, D.C. | Aug. 15, 2019 NGA's Energy, Infrastructure & Environment team hosted an expert’s roundtable on Aug. 15 in Washington, D.C., on the topic of energy cybersecurity and information ...
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State Cyber  Disruption  Response Plans

State Cyber Disruption Response Plans

The National Governors Association (NGA) released an issue brief to examine state cyber disruption response plans. States and territories count on experienced teams of public safety and emergency management professionals ...
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NGA to Partner with 7 States on Enhanced Cybersecurity Strategies

Arkansas, Guam, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Ohio and Washington to Focus on Collaborative Cybersecurity Strategies As states and entities within their borders face a growing threat of cyberattacks, the National Governors ...
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