States called National Guard for cyber help at least 41 times since 2018
States called National Guard units dozens of times for ransomware attacks and to protect election systems, according to research from the think tank Third Way.
Defense bill set to pass with state cybersecurity programs
The National Defense Authorization Act would grow the National Guard's cyber roles and create a federal cybersecurity adviser for every state.
Governors endorse interstate cyber assistance in defense bill
The National Governors Association backed a proposal that would allow National Guard units to respond remotely to cyber incidents across state lines.
Senate bill would let National Guard cross state lines remotely for cyber assistance
The new bill would allow the Army and Air Force to create pilot programs in which one state's National Guard unit could help another's respond to cyberattack.
Maryland launches cybersecurity task force for extra protection during pandemic
A new task force in Maryland was created to bolster cyberdefenses of state government websites as the coronavirus pandemic continues.
National Guard chief expects expanded role in 2020 election security
The chief of the National Guard said 27 states used uniformed cybersecurity personnel to protect election systems in 2018, and that he expects more will do so in 2020.
Ransomware now part of the regular drill for National Guard, generals say
National Guard leaders said at a Pentagon briefing how responding to ransomware attacks against local governments is a new normal for their cyber warriors.
Indiana chosen for National Guard's latest cyber battalion
The country's fifth cyber battalion will provide a "larger blanket of protection" against the United States' adversaries.
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.