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

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Focus Areas

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

NGA Cybersecurity Library

Enhancing The Role of Fusion Centers in Cybersecurity

Fusion centers were created after the 9/11 terrorist attacks to facilitate the type of multi-jurisdictional information sharing needed to prevent another strike on the homeland. The centers provided a mechanism ...
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Federal Cybersecurity Legislation

The Honorable John Boehner Speaker of the House U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Minority Leader U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable ...
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The Cybersecurity Workforce: States’ Needs and Opportunities

The National Governors Association (NGA) released The Cybersecurity Workforce: States’ Needs and Opportunities, which examines factors to consider when creating a comprehensive state strategy to improve cybersecurity. The most direct challenge ...
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Hearing Statement – Cybersecurity and Emergency Management

STATEMENT FOR THE RECORD Joint Hearing: Bridging the Gap Between Cybersecurity and Emergency Management Submitted to the House Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies ...
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Cyber Warrior Act of 2013 (House)

The Honorable Steve Israel United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Richard Hanna United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Allyson Schwartz United States ...
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Cyber Warrior Act of 2013 (Senate)

The Honorable Kirsten Gillibrand United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable David Vitter United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Christopher Coons United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 ...
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Building a Civilian Cyber Corps

Whenever a natural disaster strikes a community, dozens, if not hundreds, of volunteers flock to assist in any way they can. From re-building homes to cooking food, volunteers work side ...
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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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