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 Contact

  • Steven Fugelsang, Program Director
  • John Guerriero, Senior Policy Analyst

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

NGA Cybersecurity Newsletter

NGA Cybersecurity Newsletter

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Experts Roundtable on Energy Cybersecurity Coordination and Information Sharing among State, Federal and Utility Officials

Experts Roundtable on Energy Cybersecurity Coordination and Information Sharing among State, Federal and Utility Officials

Washington, D.C. | Aug. 15, 2019 NGA's Energy, Infrastructure & Environment team hosted an expert’s roundtable on Aug. 15 in Washington, D.C., on the topic of energy cybersecurity and information ...
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State Cyber  Disruption  Response Plans

State Cyber Disruption Response Plans

The National Governors Association (NGA) released an issue brief to examine state cyber disruption response plans. States and territories count on experienced teams of public safety and emergency management professionals ...
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NGA to Partner with 7 States on Enhanced Cybersecurity Strategies

Arkansas, Guam, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Ohio and Washington to Focus on Collaborative Cybersecurity Strategies As states and entities within their borders face a growing threat of cyberattacks, the National Governors ...
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Smart & Safe: State Strategies for Enhancing Cybersecurity in the Electric Sector

Smart & Safe: State Strategies for Enhancing Cybersecurity in the Electric Sector

Cybersecurity threats have increased in the last few years and the electric sector has become a prime target for those attacks. A successful cyberattack on the electric system could lead ...
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Cyber Threats are a Collective Danger. States and Industry Must Respond Collectively.

Cyber Threats are a Collective Danger. States and Industry Must Respond Collectively.

By John Bel Edwards, Asa Hutchinson and Thomas Kennedy You are probably reading this on an internet-connected device. If you drive a car, it likely depends on dozens of internal ...
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National Summit on State Cybersecurity

Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana | May 14-15, 2019 The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices hosted the third National Summit on State Cybersecurity in Shreveport, Louisiana. This unique event convened governors’ policy ...
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NGA Urges the House Financial Services Committee to Oppose the Consumer Information Notification Requirement Act

NGA Urges the House Financial Services Committee to Oppose the Consumer Information Notification Requirement Act

The National Governors Association (NGA) released the following statement regarding H.R. 6743, the Consumer Information Notification Requirement Act: "The National Governors Association appreciates the House Financial Services Committee’s commitment to ...
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NGA helps Indiana, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wisconsin Enhance State Cybersecurity

NGA helps Indiana, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wisconsin Enhance State Cybersecurity

WASHINGTON —The National Governors Association (NGA) Resource Center for State Cybersecurity announced today that it will help four states—Indiana, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wisconsin—modernize their cybersecurity plans and infrastructure ...
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Q&A: Ransomware

What is Ransomware? Ransomware is a type of malicious software used by criminal computer hackers to extort money from individuals and organizations. Once loaded onto a victim’s computer, the ransomware ...
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