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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At the 2022 NGA Winter Meeting Governors held a discussion with public and private sector experts on addressing the rapidly evolving and expanding technological threats we now face. Watch the full session below or see a readout of the panel here.

Resource Center
Co-Chairs

Governor Asa Hutchinson
Governor John Bel Edwards

NGA Contact

  • Steven Fugelsang, Program Director

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

Governors Respond to President Biden’s Letter About Cybersecurity Threats

Governors Respond to President Biden’s Letter About Cybersecurity Threats

Today, Council of Governors co-chairs Governor Tim Walz of Minnesota and Governor Mike DeWine of Ohio sent a letter to President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. in response to a March ...
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Protecting Critical Infrastructure Against the Current Cyber Threat Environment

Protecting Critical Infrastructure Against the Current Cyber Threat Environment

On Thursday, April 14th, the National Governors Association Pandemic and Disaster Response Task Force, co-chaired by Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont and Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, hosted a discussion on “How ...
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Governors Look at Preparing for and Responding to a Cyber Crisis

Governors Look at Preparing for and Responding to a Cyber Crisis

A look at the conversation that Governors had, at NGA's 2022 Winter Meeting, with public and private sector experts on addressing the rapidly evolving and expanding technological threats we now ...
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Governors Convene in Person for 114th National Governors Association Winter Meeting

Governors Convene in Person for 114th National Governors Association Winter Meeting

NGA Chairman Gov. Hutchinson Unveils Compact to Expand K-12 Computer Science Education During the four-day meeting, Governors held policy discussions on topics including infrastructure investments, strategies to continue to facilitate ...
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Cybersecurity in the Water/Wastewater Critical Infrastructure Sector

Cybersecurity in the Water/Wastewater Critical Infrastructure Sector

On September 22nd, 2021 NGA hosted a webinar on Cybersecurity in the Water/Wastewater Critical Infrastructure Sector. Panel Dr. David Travers, Director of the Water Security Division, Office of Water, U.S ...
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Information Campaigns and COVID-19 Vaccine Messaging: Applying Lessons Learned from the 2020 Election

Information Campaigns and COVID-19 Vaccine Messaging: Applying Lessons Learned from the 2020 Election

This memorandum identifies and describes several strategies states deployed to counter false information campaigns during the 2020 election and examines how they may augment states’ COVID-19 vaccine messaging efforts by ...
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Governors Discuss Cybersecurity with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas

Governors Discuss Cybersecurity with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas

Pandemic and Disaster Response Task Force co-chairs Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont and Tennessee Governor Bill Lee discuss cybersecurity with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. The full session video is available ...
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NGA 2021 Summer Meeting

NGA 2021 Summer Meeting

On July 8, 2021 NGA held its Summer Meeting, in a virtual format, here are videos from the sessions. Meeting Playlist Individual Sessions Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Address NGA Task Force ...
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Coalition Letter on Cybersecurity Funding

Coalition Letter on Cybersecurity Funding

We urge Congress to authorize and fully fund a dedicated cybersecurity grant program to help states, territories and localities develop and implement innovative and effective cybersecurity practices to better secure ...
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Webinar: Addressing Energy Security through State Cyber Governance Bodies

Webinar: Addressing Energy Security through State Cyber Governance Bodies

As the energy cybersecurity threat landscape continues to evolve and our dependency on digital and connected technology grows, Governors are sharpening their focus on addressing cybersecurity vulnerabilities in their states ...
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