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

NGA Cybersecurity Library

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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NGA Selects 7 States to Focus on Advancing Statewide Cybersecurity

NGA Selects 7 States to Focus on Advancing Statewide Cybersecurity
The National Governors Association (NGA) competitively selected seven states — Colorado, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Tennessee — to participate in a new project focused on implementing best ...
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Coalition Letter Addressing Cybersecurity and IT Infrastructure Needs Due To COVID-19

Coalition Letter Addressing Cybersecurity and IT Infrastructure Needs Due To COVID-19
April 28, 2020 The Honorable Mitch McConnellMajority LeaderUnited States SenateU.S. Capitol Building, Room S-230Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Chuck SchumerMinority LeaderUnited States SenateU.S. Capitol Building, Room S-224Washington, D.C. 20510 The ...
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COVID-19 and Cybersecurity

COVID-19 and Cybersecurity
State cybersecurity concerns – critical for governors under normal circumstances – have only intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic. Malicious cyber actors have a history of exploiting the confusion and fear ...
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STRONGER TOGETHER: State and Local Cybersecurity Collaboration

STRONGER TOGETHER: State and Local Cybersecurity Collaboration
(View/Download) Executive Summary With a dramatic uptick in ransomware attacks across the country, governors, state chief information officers (CIOs) and state government executives are designing and implementing programs to strengthen ...
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Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity
Governors recognize that the foundation of today’s economy, national security and the daily operations of government are increasingly dependent upon the security and reliability of communications technology and other digital ...
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America’s Governors Are Strengthening and Protecting Our States’ Critical Infrastructure

Originally published in the Detroit News By Gretchen Whitmer and Larry Hogan As the East Coast cleans up from hurricanes, the West Coast grapples with wildfires, and the Midwest faces ...
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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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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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