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States need cyber disruption response plans, NGA says
State governments need to assemble plans for treating cyberattacks more like disasters, a new paper by the National Governors Association recommends.
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.
NGA selects six states for election cybersecurity policy academy
Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Minnesota, Nevada and Virginia will spend the next six months studying election security to come up with plans ahead of the 2020 election.
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.
Workforce development crucial to improving states' cybersecurity, governors say
The leaders of Louisiana and Arkansas told a National Governors Association conference that states are making headway on cybersecurity through school curriculum and training programs.
What Colorado learned from treating a cyberattack like a disaster
When the state's transportation department saw last February that its initial response wasn't working, the governor called for additional help amid a ransomware infection that was spinning out of control.
'Whole-of-state' approach on cybersecurity growing in popularity
State IT agencies play an expanding role in coordinating cybersecurity policy all the way down to the lowest levels of government, speakers said at a National Governors Association conference.
Cybersecurity policy academy highlights importance of state-local collaboration
Four states that participated in a year-long National Governor's Association program are increasing their efforts to engage local governments on IT security.
CIOs recruited for election security find a familiar challenge, NASCIO president says
Delaware CIO James Collins said state IT chiefs have the experience securing critical government systems that's now required of state election officials.