Louisiana to build $1.5 million cybersecurity facility
The Louisiana Cyber Coordination Center will be home to the state National Guard's cybersecurity activities and two private-sector firms.
Ransomware threat raises National Guard's role in state cybersecurity
The chief of the Pentagon's National Guard Bureau praised the role of military members responding to recent incidents in Texas and Louisiana.
Six states to develop data-driven workforce strategies
With support from the National Governors Association and Strada Education Network, states will use consumer data to design education and training programs.
Emergency declarations improve cyberattack recovery, report says
A new report from Moody's says Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards minimized damage by declaring a statewide emergency after a ransomware attack last month.
Louisiana declares emergency over cyberattacks targeting schools
Three school districts in the state were hacked, leading Gov. John Bel Edwards to issue an emergency declaration similar to one following a natural disaster.
States still need more money for election security, report says
A paper by New York University's Brennan Center for Law and Justice sounds a familiar refrain in states' push to fund election security efforts.
Driverless trucking approved in Louisiana
The technology for autonomous trucking isn't expected for some years, but lawmakers said they wanted to encourage the industry's growth in their state.
Seven states to get cybersecurity strategy help from NGA
The National Governors Association will work with state officials to protect critical infrastructure, help local governments and implement overall strategies.
Election officials say they're adopting a 'security first' mindset heading into 2020
The relationship between state and federal officials has improved, but there are still plenty of challenges in securing election systems across the country, speakers at an NGA conference said.