Cybersecurity center offering training to legislators in all states

Originally Featured on The Gazette

The National Cybersecurity Center is offering free online cybersecurity training to legislators and statehouse staff in all states by year’s end as a result of sponsorship from online technology giant Google.

The Colorado Springs-based think tank plans to begin the 60-90-minute live and on-demand training sessions beginning in May to help legislators and their staff avoid cyber attacks through its new Cybersecurity for State Leaders program, said Forrest Senti, the center’s vice president of programs and operations who also is program lead for state program. He hopes most states will complete the training by July.

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Google expands election security support to elected officials, political campaigns

Originally Featured on The Fulcrum

Google announced Tuesday its plans to expand free election security services to elected officials and political campaigns across the country.

During the 2020 election cycle, the tech company, in collaboration with the nonprofit Defending Digital Campaigns, provided cybersecurity support to federal campaigns. Google’s new 50-state venture builds on this by expanding services to eligible campaigns and political parties, committees and related organizations, as well as elected officials and their staff.

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