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
Chair

Governor John Bel Edwards

Meet the team

Policy Academies/Workshops


Focus Areas

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

NGA Cybersecurity Library

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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Cybersecurity Update – February 2022

Cybersecurity Update - February 2022
Updates from the Resource Center for State Cybersecurity team, February 28, 2022 Resource Center Announcements Overview of State Cybersecurity Workforce Development Initiatives The NGA Center for Best Practices recently conducted ...
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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 Update – January 2022

Cybersecurity Update - January 2022
Updates from the Resource Center for State Cybersecurity team, January 24, 2022 Resource Center Announcements NGA Request for Information: When Colorado’s Department of Transportation came under ransomware attack in 2018, ...
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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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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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