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CYBERSECURITY FOR GOVERNMENT LEADERS IS AN INITIATIVE DRIVEN BY NCC TO TRAIN ALL GOVERNMENT LEADERS ON CYBERSECURITY BEST PRACTICES. THIS PROGRAM AIMS TO EDUCATE LEADERS AND STAFF ON WAYS TO STRENGTHEN DEFENSES AGAINST DIGITAL ATTACKS.

In 2021, the National Cybersecurity Center launched Cybersecurity for State Leaders, (featured in Governing [governing.com]), a cyber hygiene training for state leaders.  We offered trainings in all 50 states and trained over 1300 state leaders as a part of the program.  While reaching out to only state leaders, we were bombarded with requests from government leaders and their staff at the local level to join the training as well. 
 
In 2023, we wanted to expand the training to be more inclusive of all government leaders and their staff. Cybersecurity for Government Leaders was born.  We were thrilled to be able to expand the trainings to local leaders across the country.

We are excited to announce we will be offering all new curriculum in 2024. So please stay tuned. 

 

Overview

Cybersecurity is more important than ever. Government leaders face a growing number of challenges and threats from bad actors online. That is why it is necessary to ensure leaders and their staff are well versed on the ways in which they can protect themselves from cyber attacks. 

Bad actors seek to compromise the U.S.’s democratic institutions through a wide array of potential cyber attacks. By training government leaders and their staff, this initiative takes training directly to the frontlines of our democracy and ensures they are well versed on the threat environment as well as how to mitigate and protect against potential attacks.

when, where & how

The National Cybersecurity Center will be delivering the no-cost trainings virtually.

Government leaders and their staff will have the opportunity to hear from national experts on a variety of cybersecurity issues, and will learn practical tools to start using immediately to stay cyber-safe.

Those who successfully complete the training demonstrate their commitment to improving the cybersecurity of their state, county, or municipality, and defending the democratic institutions that they serve.