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

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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5G Security Overview

5G Security Overview
A panel of experts from AT&T for a conversation on understanding the 5G ecosystem, security risks, supply chain resilience and the challenges and opportunities that exist around deployment. 24 May ...
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Cybersecurity Update – June 2021

Cybersecurity Update – June 2021
Cybersecurity was front-page news in May, here is a look at cybersecurity news and resources from the past month. by John Guerriero With the Colonial Pipeline hack, cybersecurity was front-page ...
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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 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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