Resource Center For State Cybersecurity

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, NGA launched a Resource Center for State Cybersecurity to 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.

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Some states have invested in teams of volunteers to strengthen cyber incident response activities and mitigate losses. At the 2022 National Summit on State Cybersecurity leaders from Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin discussed the strengths and challenges of their programs and the diverse ways this model can be leveraged to address a growing number of cybersecurity needs across the community. Watch the full session below and read a case study of their programs.

Resource Center
Co-Chairs

Governor Asa Hutchinson
Governor John Bel Edwards

Meet the team

Focus Areas

  • Governance
  • Response Planning
  • Critical Infrastructure
  • Workforce Development & Education
  • State & Local Partnerships

NGA Cybersecurity Library

Cyber Circuit – October 2022

Cyber Circuit – October 2022
Updates from the Resource Center for State Cybersecurity team, October 31, 2022 Save the Date! Webinar: Zero Trust in Practice Thursday, December 1, 2022 | 3:00 – 4:00 P.M. EST ...
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Cyber Circuit – September 2022

Cyber Circuit – September 2022
Updates from the Resource Center for State Cybersecurity team, September 30, 2022 NGA Cybersecurity Policy Academy Update: Washington State Final Report Published Washington was among the five states that participated ...
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The State of Ransomware

The State of Ransomware
Across the U.S., states and territories are working to establish cybersecurity training requirements, standardized security policies and incident response plans to help reduce the risk of falling victim to a ...
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Cyber Circuit – August 2022

Cyber Circuit - August 2022
Updates from the Resource Center for State Cybersecurity team, August 31, 2022 Cybersecurity Resources State & Local Cybersecurity Grant Program Overview and Key Considerations | DeloitteCybersecurity Toolkit to Protect Elections ...
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Cybersecurity Policy Advisors Network

Cybersecurity Policy Advisors Network
The Cybersecurity Policy Advisors Network serves as a forum to share ideas and troubleshoot challenges with colleagues from other states, connect advisors with valuable resources and materials and provide opportunities ...
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Opportunities For Cybersecurity Investment In The Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment And Jobs Act

Opportunities For Cybersecurity Investment In The Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment And Jobs Act
In an increasingly modernized and interconnected world, the cybersecurity risk continues to grow, and our nation’s infrastructure is not impervious. For states looking to elevate their cybersecurity posture, the IIJA ...
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Cyber Circuit – July 2022

Cyber Circuit - July 2022
Updates from the Resource Center for State Cybersecurity team, July 29, 2022 You're Invited! Join NGA for a webinar on Tuesday, August 16th at 3:30 P.M. EST on the topic ...
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Cyber Circuit – June 2022

Cyber Circuit – June 2022
Updates from the Resource Center for State Cybersecurity team, June 30, 2022 National Summit on State Cybersecurity Highlights Thank you again to all of our state attendees and corporate sponsors ...
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2022 National Summit on State Cybersecurity

2022 National Summit on State Cybersecurity
On June 22 - 24, 2022 NGA hosted Governors and their advisors, chief information officers, chief information security officers, National Guard leaders, state homeland security advisors and private sector partners ...
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Topic Areas

State And Local Partnerships In Cybersecurity

“Cybersecurity is not just an ‘IT problem’ anymore. It is a critical business risk, homeland security and public safety threat, voter confidence issue and economic development opportunity. Cybersecurity requires commitment from state executives and officials to use all levers of state government to move forward.”

Read: STRONGER TOGETHER: State and Local Cybersecurity Collaboration


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