Center Divisions Archive

  • Small Business and Cybersecurity

    Virtually any small business relies on technology and an Internet connection to thrive in today’s hyper-competitive, digital economy. Consequently, small businesses across the United States, who store financial and ...

  • A Compact to Improve State Cybersecurity

    The foremost duty of every governor is to safeguard the public safety and welfare of its residents; that includes protecting citizens from cybersecurity threats. Cyber threats pose serious risks to the core interests of all ...

  • Cybercrime: What Can A Governor Do?

    The state and local officials that comprise the homeland security and public safety community must confront all hazards to the public, including cybercrime. Yet many of those charged with investigating and prosecuting cyber ...

  • Building a Cybersecurity Workforce Pipeline

    States confront four interrelated challenges to building, recruiting, and retaining a cybersecurity workforce. First, many companies are unable to find or hire employees who possess the skills necessary for writing computer ...

  • Cybersecurity in the Education Sector

    Although frequently omitted from conversations about cybersecurity, K-12 schools and institutions of higher education are under assault from so-called hacktivists, computer criminals, and nation-states alike. Educational ...

  • Securing Election Infrastructure

    The people of the United States are committed to free and fair elections. With the 2016 elections fast approaching, state and local officials are focused on fulfilling their legal responsibility to safeguard the key ...

  • Cybersecurity in the Health Care Sector

    The health care industry faces two major cybersecurity threats. First, the transition from paper record-keeping to electronic health records has exposed sensitive personal data previously locked away in cabinets to malicious ...

  • Memo on State Cybersecurity Centers

    Since 2015, seven states have publicly established or announced the creation of a state “cybersecurity center,” tasked with implementing key cybersecurity policies. Unlike state information technology (IT) security ...

  • Memo on State Cybersecurity Strategies

    This memo provides an overview of state cybersecurity strategies, as well as information technology and homeland security strategies with cybersecurity components. Possessing and implementing a cybersecurity strategy is ...

  • Memo on State Cybersecurity Governance Bodies

    This memo identifies commonalities and differences among the 22 states that established governance bodies tasked with identifying the cyber threats facing their state and the avenues to mitigating those threats. These ...

  • Memo on State Cybersecurity Strategies

    This memo provides an overview of state cybersecurity strategies, as well as information technology and homeland security strategies with cybersecurity components. Possessing and implementing a cybersecurity strategy is ...