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

Meet the team

Focus Areas

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

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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 Perspectives on DHS Preparedness Grant Programs

State and Local Perspectives on DHS Preparedness Grant Programs
Testimony of Governor David Ige of Hawai‘i On Behalf of The National Governors Association Before the United States House of Representatives, Homeland Security Committee, Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response & ...
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Addressing Cybersecurity for Critical Energy Infrastructure through State Governing Bodies

Addressing Cybersecurity for Critical Energy Infrastructure through State Governing Bodies
This paper addresses practices Governors can follow to establish effective cybersecurity governance bodies that support critical infrastructure cybersecurity, with a focus on the energy sector. (View/Download) Executive Summary This paper ...
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National Governors Association Selects 5 States for Academy on Cybersecurity Policy

National Governors Association Selects 5 States for Academy on Cybersecurity Policy
Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Montana and Washington to Work on Cybersecurity Governance, Workforce Development, State-Local Partnerships Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Montana and Washington have been selected to work with the National Governors ...
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Resource Center For State Cybersecurity

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 ...
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Energy Cybersecurity Resources For Governors’ Advisors

Energy Cybersecurity Resources For Governors’ Advisors
On the federal level, cybersecurity standards in the United States are governed by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standards. NERC’s mission is to ...
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Fourth National Summit on State Cybersecurity

Fourth National Summit on State Cybersecurity
In January 2021, the NGA Center for Best Practices hosted the Fourth National Summit on State Cybersecurity, in conjunction with Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson. The summit was virtual and took ...
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Managing Cyber Threats through Effective Governance: A Call to Action for Governors and State Legislatures

Managing Cyber Threats through Effective Governance: A Call to Action for Governors and State Legislatures
This document is a Call to Action for governors and state legislatures to improve their cybersecurity risk management capabilities by creating or strengthening their cybersecurity governance. (View/Download) Executive Summary Cybersecurity ...
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Cybersecurity Concerns for Health and Public Health Organizations

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(View/Download) Background Public health and healthcare organizations are at the forefront fighting against unprecedented physical dangers from the COVID-19 outbreak. Simultaneously, there are threats propagating in cyberspace, as malicious actors ...
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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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