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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In January 2021, the NGA Center for Best Practices hosted the Fourth National Summit on State Cybersecurity, in conjunction with Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson. Videos from select sessions are available in a playlist on YouTube, or by watching below.

Resource Center Co-Chairs

Governor Asa Hutchinson
Governor John Bel Edwards

NGA Contacts


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


Cybersecurity Podcast

A NGA series on cybersecurity featuring special guests with expertise across a range of cyber issues.

Cybersecurity Newsletter

Monthly Newsletters on NGA’s Cybersecurity activities.

Additional Resources


NGA Cybersecurity Library

Governor David Ige On DHS Preparedness Grant Programs

Governor David Ige On DHS Preparedness Grant Programs

Opening statement of Hawai‘i Governor David Ige in testimony before the House of Representatives, Homeland Security Committee, Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response & Recovery The Governor's full testimony can be ...
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State and Local Perspectives on DHS Preparedness Grant Programs

State and Local Perspectives on DHS Preparedness Grant Programs

Testimony of Governor David Ige of Hawai‘i On Behalf of The National Governors Association Before the United States House of Representatives, Homeland Security Committee, Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response & ...
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Addressing Cybersecurity for Critical Energy Infrastructure through State Governing Bodies

Addressing Cybersecurity for Critical Energy Infrastructure through State Governing Bodies

This paper addresses practices Governors can follow to establish effective cybersecurity governance bodies that support critical infrastructure cybersecurity, with a focus on the energy sector. (View/Download) Executive Summary This paper ...
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National Governors Association Selects 5 States for Academy on Cybersecurity Policy

National Governors Association Selects 5 States for Academy on Cybersecurity Policy

Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Montana and Washington to Work on Cybersecurity Governance, Workforce Development, State-Local Partnerships Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Montana and Washington have been selected to work with the National Governors ...
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Resource Center For State Cybersecurity

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 ...
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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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