The NCC and Google Will Train State Lawmakers on Cybersecurity Attacks

Originally Featured on IBL News 

The National Cybersecurity Center (NCC) and Google launched on Monday a nationwide training program to educate state lawmakers and their statehouse staff and prepare them on best practices on cyber attacks, as the nation faces the 2022 midterm elections.

The Cybersecurity for State Leaders initiative, extended to all 50 states, will include live virtual forums and interactive, on-demand workshops.

In those forums will participate national figures in security such as investor on ABC’s Shark Tank and Founder and CEO of Herjavec Group Robert Herjavec, former State Department Spokesperson and Undersecretary of State for Public Affairs Heather Nauert, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chief Information Security Officer for the Information Security Division of the U.S. Small Business Administration James Saunders, and representatives from Google, IBM, Microsoft’s Defending Democracy Program.

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Google helps launch cyber-threat training for state lawmakers, staff ahead of 2022 midterms

Originally Featured on Fox Business

The National Cybersecurity Center and Google on Monday are launching a training program for state lawmakers and their staff in all 50 states to best prepare them for cyber threats ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, FOX Business has learned.

The initiative, Cybersecurity for State Leaders, will include nonpartisan trainings intended to prepare lawmakers and statehouse staff “to be vigilant against cyber threats” by offering to educate on the “ecosystem” of cybersecurity, common types of cyberattacks and best practices on how to protect individuals against cyber threats, the NCC told FOX Business.

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Google wants to help safeguard future US elections

Originally Featured on TechRadar

Google has announced that it will begin offering free training, knowledge, and resources to individuals involved in state and federal election campaigns in the US, supporting them against cybersecurity threats.

The work builds on the security keys offered by the company in the lead up to the 2020 presidential election. Last year, Google worked with the non-profit organization Defending Digital Campaigns (DDC) to hand out 10,000 Titan Security Keys to provide two-factor authentication to high-risk individuals with access to sensitive information. Now, the technology giant is expanding its collaboration with DDC to offer further support around political campaigning.

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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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