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

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Focus Areas

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

NGA Cybersecurity Library

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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Re-Envisioning State Cyber Response Capabilities: The Role of Volunteers in Strengthening our Systems

Re-Envisioning State Cyber Response Capabilities: The Role of Volunteers in Strengthening our Systems
Michigan’s MiC3, Wisconsin’s CRT and Ohio’s Cyber Reserve have found unique ways to leverage the skills and knowledge of cybersecurity practitioners to improve outcomes across SLTT organizations, the cybersecurity workforce ...
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Cyber Circuit – May 2022

Cyber Circuit  - May 2022
Updates from the Resource Center for State Cybersecurity team, May 31, 2022 Resource Center Announcements National Summit on State Cybersecurity – June 22-24 in Columbus, Ohio There’s still time to ...
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Governors Respond to President Biden’s Letter About Cybersecurity Threats

Governors Respond to President Biden’s Letter About Cybersecurity Threats
(4 May 2022) 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 ...
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Cyber Circuit – April 2022

Cyber Circuit  - April 2022
Updates from the Resource Center for State Cybersecurity team, April 29, 2022 Resource Center Announcements National Summit on State Cybersecurity – June 22-24 in Columbus, Ohio NGA will host its ...
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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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Cybersecurity Update – March 2022

Cybersecurity Update - March 2022
Updates from the Resource Center for State Cybersecurity team, March 31, 2022 Resource Center Announcements SAVE THE DATE: National Summit on State Cybersecurity – June 22-24 in Columbus, Ohio NGA ...
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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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