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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The 2023 Cybersecurity Policy Advisors Network In-Person Convening was held on September 27-28th in Washington, DC. Hosted by the National Governors Association (NGA), the event convened the Cybersecurity Policy Advisors Network, including Governors’ advisors and state chief information security officers and other state cybersecurity officials, as well as NGA corporate partners, to share best practices and discuss cybersecurity challenges and strategies across a range of topics.

The Cybersecurity Policy Advisors Network (CPAN) serves as a forum for Governors’ advisors and state chief information security officers to share ideas and troubleshoot challenges with colleagues from other states, connect advisors with valuable resources and materials, and provide opportunities to hear from subject-matter experts via periodic calls, webinars and workshops. Members of the network are identified by Governors’ offices to speak to their Governor’s cybersecurity priorities. 

More than 90 participants, including 39 state representatives from at least 28 states and the District of Columbia, attended this event.

Learn more about the Convening here.


Focus Areas

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

NGA Cybersecurity Library

Cyber Circuit – August 2022

Cyber Circuit - August 2022
Updates from the Resource Center for State Cybersecurity team, August 31, 2022 Cybersecurity Resources State & Local Cybersecurity Grant Program Overview and Key Considerations | DeloitteCybersecurity Toolkit to Protect Elections ...

Cybersecurity Policy Advisors Network

Cybersecurity Policy Advisors Network
The Cybersecurity Policy Advisors Network serves as a forum to share ideas and troubleshoot challenges with colleagues from other states, connect advisors with valuable resources and materials and provide opportunities ...

Opportunities For Cybersecurity Investment In The Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment And Jobs Act

Opportunities For Cybersecurity Investment In The Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment And Jobs Act
In an increasingly modernized and interconnected world, the cybersecurity risk continues to grow, and our nation’s infrastructure is not impervious. For states looking to elevate their cybersecurity posture, the IIJA ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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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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