Cybersecurity for State Leaders Brings Cyber Trainings to New Mexico as part of the State Legislature’s Third Meeting of the Science, Technology and Telecommunications Committee

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Santa Fe, New Mexico – Cybersecurity for State Leaders, a nationwide initiative led by the National Cybersecurity Center (NCC) and supported by Google, will host a virtual briefing with New Mexico officials on Wednesday, August 25th at 11:00 AM MT. The initiative aims to bring best practices in cybersecurity to state lawmakers and their staff in all 50 states — with both live virtual events and a free, executive text message course available at any time. The New Mexico briefing will take place as part of the New Mexico Legislature Third Meeting of the Science, Technology and Telecommunications Committee over 3 days.

FIND THE NEW MEXICO CYBERSECURITY FOR STATE LEADERS WORKSHOP HERE. The link for the webcast will be available on the morning of the 25th.

This nonpartisan briefing will prepare lawmakers and statehouse staff to be vigilant against cyber threats by offering a deep dive into: the ecosystem of cybersecurity, common types of cyber-attacks, how and why cyber-attacks work, and best practices on how to protect individuals against cyber threats.

Cybersecurity is more important than ever as evidenced by governments more frequently falling victim to cyberattacks. This initiative takes training directly to the frontlines of our democracy and ensures state lawmakers are well versed on the threat environment as well as how to mitigate and protect against potential attacks.

For more information on Cybersecurity for State Leaders, visit https://cyberforgovleaders.org/.

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The National Cybersecurity Center (NCC) is a non-profit organization established for cyber innovation and awareness. Established in 2016 from the vision of United States Senator from Colorado John Hickenlooper, in coordination with several people from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) and the community, the NCC serves both public and private organizations and individuals through training, education and research. Discover NCC at https://cyber-center.org/

National Cybersecurity Center Statement on Ransomware Attacks

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Colorado Springs, Colorado  – The National Cybersecurity Center (NCC), a non-profit organization established to promote cyber innovation and awareness, released the following statement Thursday following the Kaseya ransomware attack:

“The recent ransomware attacks including against software company Kaseya software and on the Republican National Committee represent some of the most significant ransomware attacks to date and remind us all how vulnerable our lives, businesses, and governments are to cyber breaches,” said Harry Raduege, Lieutenant General, USAF (Ret.), Chief Executive Officer, NCC.

“America’s adversaries and bad actors around the globe are becoming more and more emboldened to engage in these attacks. The recent uptick in ransomware and supply chain attacks reminds us all that no individual, government, or business is immune from cyber threats. The best thing we can do to arm ourselves against cyber attacks is to educate ourselves on the evolving threat environment and to constantly reinforce our security posture through vigilance and proactive security measures. The National Cybersecurity Center and Google have teamed to create Cybersecurity for State Leaders, which will bring briefings on best practices in cybersecurity to state leaders in all 50 states. Cybersecurity for State Leaders is an excellent tool for state leaders to guard themselves, their state, their staffs, and their citizens against potential cyber breaches.”

Watch the ON DEMAND Cybersecurity for State Leaders Briefing here: https://cyberforgovleaders.org/register-for-training/.

Cybersecurity for State Leaders also offers on-demand workshops online featuring national cybersecurity leaders in both the public and private sector, including famed cybersecurity executive and Investor on ABC’s  Shark Tank and founder and CEO of the Herjavec Group, Robert Herjavec, former State Department Spokesperson and Undersecretary of State for Public Affairs Heather Nauert, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R-GA), Chief Information Security Officer for the Information Security Division of the U.S. Small Business Administration James Saunders, Meredith Griffanti of FTI Consulting, representatives from Google, IBM, Microsoft’s Defending Democracy Program, and more.

For more information on Cybersecurity for State Leaders, visit https://cyberforgovleaders.org/.

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The National Cybersecurity Center (NCC) is a non-profit organization established for cyber innovation and awareness. Established in 2016 from the vision of United States Senator from Colorado John Hickenlooper, in coordination with several people from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) and the community, the NCC serves both public and private organizations and individuals through training, education and research. Discover NCC at https://cyber-center.org/

National Cybersecurity Center and Resolute CyberStrategies Launch Cybersecurity App for State Leaders

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Custom App Designed to Promote Cybersecurity Hygiene for State Legislators

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – July 6, 2021 – The National Cybersecurity Center (NCC) and Resolute CyberStrategies announced the launch of a Cybersecurity App designed specifically to promote cybersecurity hygiene for state leaders.

The app is part of the Cybersecurity for State Leaders nationwide initiative led by NCC and supported by Google. The initiative is hosting high-level cybersecurity briefings for state elected and appointed leaders and their staff in all 50 states to provide important information on the evolving threat environment and equip them with cybersecurity threat mitigation best practices.

On Thursday, July 8, Cybersecurity for State Leaders will host a briefing for the Colorado state legislature. The non-partisan event will feature expert remarks by famed cybersecurity executive, Investor on ABC’s  Shark Tank and founder and CEO of the Herjavec Group, Robert Herjavec; Chief People Hacker from IBM’s X-Force Red Team and Career White Hat Hacker Stephanie Carruthers; Sen. Shelley Moore Capito; Senator Joe Manchin; Governor Brian Kemp; former State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert; and senior experts and researchers from Google, Microsoft, and more.

“Today’s cybersecurity ecosystem is a complex web of individuals, small and large businesses, governments and threat actors that range from the individual to nation states,” Lieutenant General Harry D. Raguege, Chief Executive of Officer of the National Cybersecurity Center said.  “Our leaders – particularly those at the state level on the frontlines of democracy – must get involved in and engaged in better understanding and maneuvering this new landscape, and Cyber for State Leaders and the NCC-Resolute Cybersecurity App helps prepare them to start that journey,” Gen. Raduege added.

The NCC-Resolute Cybersecurity app is a free resource specifically designed for a non-technical audience and aims to enhance the personal and organizational cybersecurity awareness and education of state lawmakers and their staff.

“We are excited to partner with Resolute CyberStrategies to put this powerful cyber hygiene tool in the hands of those on the frontlines of our democracy,” said Forrest Senti, program lead for Cybersecurity for State Leaders. “This tool is part of our ongoing efforts to raise cybersecurity awareness and preparedness among state-level policy and decisionmakers so they become an active and evolving part of defense for states.”

The NCC-Resolute Cybersecurity App contains cybersecurity best practices and resources for state elected officials. The app includes:

  • Cybersecurity Vulnerability Assessment to provide state leaders with a snapshot of their potential cybersecurity risks and gaps in readiness
  • Incident Response Plan templates
  • National cyber alerts and recommended actions
  • Critical security updates from leading technology companies
  • Checklists, FAQs and glossary of essential cyber terms
  • Key contacts and other state-level resources

“Today’s evolving cybersecurity landscape has not only increased the operational, legal and financial pressure on public sector entities and our state leaders, but it also brings significant reputational risk. Effective planning and preparation on the front end is critical to help mitigate risk,” said Jamie Singer, Executive Vice President and Director of Data Security, Privacy and Crisis Communications at Resolute CyberStrategies, a division of Resolute Strategic Services. “Creating a culture of cybersecurity resilience cannot be viewed as a one-off exercise, but rather an ongoing commitment to education and planning. The NCC-Resolute Cybersecurity App is an important tool in state leaders’ cybersecurity preparedness toolbox.”

The NCC-Resolute CyberSecurity App is available for free download on IOS and Android devices at https://rescyberstrategies.com/ncc-app/.

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Register for the ON DEMAND Cybersecurity for State Leaders Training here: https://cyberforgovleaders.org/register-for-training/.

For more information on Cybersecurity for State Leaders, visit https://cyberforgovleaders.org/.

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About National Cybersecurity Center

The National Cybersecurity Center (NCC) is a non-profit organization established for cyber innovation and awareness. Established in 2016 from the vision of United States Senator from Colorado John Hickenlooper, in coordination with several people from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) and the community, the NCC serves both public and private organizations and individuals through training, education and research. Discover NCC at https://cyber-center.org/.

About Resolute CyberStrategies

Resolute CyberStrategies works closely with leading insurance companies, law firms and forensics providers to assist organizations with strategic communications and reputation management before, during and after significant cyber incidents. Resolute CyberStrategies is a division of Resolute Strategic Services, a security and risk advisory firm, which is part of the Resolute Family of Companies that also includes Resolute Public Affairs. Resolute is comprised of a powerful team of trusted, insightful leaders and seasoned experts who achieve exceptional results by partnering with organizational leaders as they prepare for, respond to, and plan through the pressing issues of our time.

 

 

Cybersecurity for State Leaders Brings Cyber Trainings to Colorado

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Denver, Colorado – Cybersecurity for State Leaders, a nationwide initiative led by the National Cybersecurity Center (NCC) and supported by Google, will host a virtual briefing with Colorado officials on Thursday, July 8th at 9:30 AM MT. The initiative aims to bring best practices in cybersecurity to state lawmakers and their staff in all 50 states — with both live virtual events and on demand access available online at any time. “Cyberspace is the new frontier – and an enormous Cold War domain that is rapidly heating up. Lawmakers must take action to protect our country,” said United States Senator from Colorado, John Hickenlooper.

SIGN UP FOR THE COLORADO CYBERSECURITY FOR STATE LEADERS WORKSHOP HERE.

Colorado Chief Information Security Officer Deborah Blyth will participate in the briefing and discuss common threats and how to safeguard against attacks.

The Colorado Cybersecurity for State Leaders briefing will also feature national cybersecurity leaders in both the public and private sector, including famed cybersecurity executive and Investor on ABC’s Shark Tank and founder and CEO of the Herjavec Group, Robert Herjavec, former State Department Spokesperson and Undersecretary of State for Public Affairs Heather Nauert, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R-GA) Meredith Griffanti of FTI Consulting, representatives from Google, IBM, Microsoft’s Defending Democracy Program, and more.

This nonpartisan briefing will prepare lawmakers and statehouse staff to be vigilant against cyber threats by offering a deep dive into: the ecosystem of cybersecurity, common types of cyber attacks, how and why cyber attacks work, and best practices on how to protect individuals against cyber threats.

Register for the ON DEMAND Cybersecurity for State Leaders Training here: https://cyberforgovleaders.org/register-for-training/.

Cybersecurity is more important than ever as evidenced by governments more frequently falling victim to cyberattacks. This initiative takes training directly to the frontlines of our democracy and ensures state lawmakers are well versed on the threat environment as well as how to mitigate and protect against potential attacks.

For more information on Cybersecurity for State Leaders, visit https://cyberforgovleaders.org/.

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The National Cybersecurity Center (NCC) is a non-profit organization established for cyber innovation and awareness. Established in 2016 from the vision of United States Senator from Colorado John Hickenlooper, in coordination with several people from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) and the community, the NCC serves both public and private organizations and individuals through training, education and research. Discover NCC at https://cyber-center.org/.

Nationwide Cyber Briefing Coming to Massachusetts Leaders

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Boston, Massachusetts – On Tuesday, June 29th, Cybersecurity for State Leaders, a nationwide initiative led by the National Cybersecurity Center and supported by Google, will host a high-level cybersecurity briefing for state elected and appointed leaders and their staff. The briefing will educate state officials on the threat environment and arm them with best practices on how to avoid cyber attacks.

The briefing will feature remarks by Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito (R-Shrewsbury), President of the Massachusetts Senate Karen Spilka (D-Ashland), and Technology and Security Services Secretary Curtis Wood.

“The threat posed to all levels of government by cyber attacks continues to increase year after year,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “Equipping government employees with the training and knowledge to assist in the fight against bad actors remains one of the best ways to improve the Commonwealth’s cybersecurity.”

“Data bears out that a significant number of cyber incidents are initiated through predatory cyber tactics such as phishing and smishing,” said Lt. Governor Karyn Polito. “Promoting a culture of good ‘cyber hygiene’ is critical to the Commonwealth’s ability to safeguard our IT and data assets.”

“We all must do our part to stay one step ahead of cyber criminals and arm ourselves with the knowledge and training that can help thwart attacks,” stated Senate President Karen E. Spilka (D-Ashland). “Our information and technology infrastructure is a driving force behind what makes state government work. This is why we created the Joint Committee on Advanced Information Technology, the Internet, and Cybersecurity — so that we can continue to stay ahead of the curve as we craft cybersecurity policy. Today’s training gives lawmakers and staff the tools to protect themselves, the vital services government provides and the people of this Commonwealth. I am grateful to Secretary Wood, Chair Finegold, the National Cybersecurity Center and Google for providing this critical service.”

 

“End point user cybersecurity training is a vital component in improving the overall cybersecurity posture of state government,” said Secretary of Technology Services and Security Curtis M. Wood. “I thank the National Cybersecurity Center, Google, and our partners in the Legislature for their collaboration in providing this important training to the Commonwealth.”

 

“Massachusetts has to get ahead of the curve and become a leader on cybersecurity,” said State Senator Barry Finegold. “Over the past few months, dangerous cyberattacks have disrupted critical infrastructure, our auto inspection system, municipal governments, school districts, and local businesses. Unfortunately, this problem is not going to go away: criminals are having success and finding new ways to commit crimes online. We need to get smart and take proactive measures to ensure that our online platforms are safe and secure. I am grateful to Secretary Wood, the Senate President, the National Cybersecurity Center, and Google for helping arrange this important cybersecurity training for legislators and staff.”

“The threat of cyber attacks to Massachusetts is serious and becomes more challenging every day.  Increasing our awareness and improving our preparedness in both the public and private sectors cannot wait.  This issue is critical for every aspect of our daily operations and impacts consumers, businesses, and governments alike,” said State Representative Linda Dean Campbell. “I am thankful to Speaker Mariano, Secretary Wood, and the National Cybersecurity Center, for offering this timely training.”

The briefing will also feature remarks by famed cybersecurity executive, Investor on ABC’s  Shark Tank and founder and CEO of the Herjavec Group, Robert Herjavec, Chief People Hacker from IBM’s X-Force Red Team and Career White Hat Hacker Stephanie Carruthers, and senior experts and researchers from Google, Microsoft, and more.

SIGN UP FOR THE MASSACHUSETTS CYBERSECURITY FOR STATE LEADERS WORKSHOP HERE.

“Massachusetts has been at the forefront of leading on smart cybersecurity practices and we commend Governor Baker and the Legislature for prioritizing investments to strengthen the Commonwealth’s cybersecurity, including cybersecurity training.  But there’s always more that can be done and the threat environment is vast and complex,” Forrest Senti, program lead for Cybersecurity for State Leaders said. “Massachusetts is a high target for cyber threats because it’s a major hub for industry, especially in the healthcare sector. We are grateful to Governor Baker, Lieutenant Governor Polito, and the Legislature for their continued leadership on this critical issue.”

Register for the ON DEMAND Cybersecurity for State Leaders Training here: https://cyberforgovleaders.org/register-for-training/.

For more information on Cybersecurity for State Leaders, visit https://cyberforgovleaders.org/.

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The National Cybersecurity Center (NCC) is a non-profit organization established for cyber innovation and awareness. Established in 2016 from the vision of United States Senator from Colorado John Hickenlooper, in coordination with several people from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) and the community, the NCC serves both public and private organizations and individuals through training, education and research. Discover NCC at https://cyber-center.org/.

Cybersecurity for State Leaders to Host Live Cyber Training in Missouri

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Jefferson City, Missouri – Cybersecurity for State Leaders, a nationwide awareness initiative led by the National Cybersecurity Center (NCC) and supported by Google, will host a virtual training in Missouri on Friday, June 18th at 1pm CT. The initiative aims to bring best practices in cybersecurity to state lawmakers and their staff in all 50 states — with both live virtual events and on demand access available online at any time.

SIGN UP FOR THE MISSOURI CYBERSECURITY FOR STATE LEADERS WORKSHOP HERE.

This nonpartisan training curriculum will prepare lawmakers and statehouse staff to be vigilant against cyber threats by offering a deep dive into: the ecosystem of cybersecurity, common types of cyber attacks, how and why cyber attacks work, and best practices on how to protect individuals against cyber threats.

In addition to the live state program, Cybersecurity for State Leaders will also offer on-demand workshops online featuring national cybersecurity leaders in both the public and private sector, including famed cybersecurity executive and Investor on ABC’s  Shark Tank and founder and CEO of the Herjavec Group, Robert Herjavec, former State Department Spokesperson and Undersecretary of State for Public Affairs Heather Nauert, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R-GA), former Chief Information Security Officer for the Information Security Division of the U.S. Small Business Administration James Saunders, Meredith Griffanti of FTI Consulting, representatives from Google, IBM, Microsoft’s Defending Democracy Program, and more.

Register for the ON DEMAND Cybersecurity for State Leaders Training here: https://cyberforgovleaders.org/register-for-training/.

Cybersecurity is more important than ever as evidenced by governments more frequently falling victim to cyberattacks. This initiative takes training directly to the frontlines of our democracy and ensures state lawmakers are well versed on the threat environment as well as how to mitigate and protect against potential attacks.

For more information on Cybersecurity for State Leaders, visit https://cyberforgovleaders.org/.

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The National Cybersecurity Center (NCC) is a non-profit organization established for cyber innovation and awareness. Established in 2016 from the vision of United States Senator from Colorado John Hickenlooper, in coordination with several people from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) and the community, the NCC serves both public and private organizations and individuals through training, education and research. Discover NCC at https://cyber-center.org/.

Cybersecurity for State Leaders to Host Live Cyber Training in Connecticut

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Hartford, Connecticut – Cybersecurity for State Leaders, a nationwide awareness initiative led by the National Cybersecurity Center (NCC) and supported by Google, will host a virtual training in Connecticut on Friday, June 18th at 10am ET. The initiative aims to bring best practices in cybersecurity to state lawmakers and their staff in all 50 states — with both live virtual events and on demand access available online at any time.

SIGN UP FOR THE CONNECTICUT CYBERSECURITY FOR STATE LEADERS WORKSHOP HERE.

This nonpartisan training curriculum will prepare lawmakers and statehouse staff to be vigilant against cyber threats by offering a deep dive into: the ecosystem of cybersecurity, common types of cyber attacks, how and why cyber attacks work, and best practices on how to protect individuals against cyber threats.

In addition to the live state program, Cybersecurity for State Leaders will also offer on-demand workshops online featuring national cybersecurity leaders in both the public and private sector, including famed cybersecurity executive and Investor on ABC’s  Shark Tank and founder and CEO of the Herjavec Group, Robert Herjavec, former State Department Spokesperson and Undersecretary of State for Public Affairs Heather Nauert, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R-GA), former Chief Information Security Officer for the Information Security Division of the U.S. Small Business Administration James Saunders, Meredith Griffanti of FTI Consulting, representatives from Google, IBM, Microsoft’s Defending Democracy Program, and more.

Register for the ON DEMAND Cybersecurity for State Leaders Training here: https://cyberforgovleaders.org/register-for-training/.

Cybersecurity is more important than ever as evidenced by governments more frequently falling victim to cyberattacks. This initiative takes training directly to the frontlines of our democracy and ensures state lawmakers are well versed on the threat environment as well as how to mitigate and protect against potential attacks.

For more information on Cybersecurity for State Leaders, visit https://cyberforgovleaders.org/.

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The National Cybersecurity Center (NCC) is a non-profit organization established for cyber innovation and awareness. Established in 2016 from the vision of United States Senator from Colorado John Hickenlooper, in coordination with several people from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) and the community, the NCC serves both public and private organizations and individuals through training, education and research. Discover NCC at https://cyber-center.org/.

Cybersecurity for State Leaders to Host Live Cyber Training in Kentucky

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Frankfort, Kentucky – Cybersecurity for State Leaders, a nationwide awareness initiative led by the National Cybersecurity Center (NCC) and supported by Google, will host a virtual training in Kentucky on Wednesday, June 16th at 1pm CT. The initiative aims to bring best practices in cybersecurity to state lawmakers and their staff in all 50 states — with both live virtual events and on demand access available online at any time.

SIGN UP FOR THE KENTUCKY CYBERSECURITY FOR STATE LEADERS WORKSHOP HERE.

This nonpartisan training curriculum will prepare lawmakers and statehouse staff to be vigilant against cyber threats by offering a deep dive into: the ecosystem of cybersecurity, common types of cyber attacks, how and why cyber attacks work, and best practices on how to protect individuals against cyber threats.

In addition to the live state program, Cybersecurity for State Leaders will also offer on-demand workshops online featuring national cybersecurity leaders in both the public and private sector, including famed cybersecurity executive and Investor on ABC’s  Shark Tank and founder and CEO of the Herjavec Group, Robert Herjavec, former State Department Spokesperson and Undersecretary of State for Public Affairs Heather Nauert, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R-GA), former Chief Information Security Officer for the Information Security Division of the U.S. Small Business Administration James Saunders, Meredith Griffanti of FTI Consulting, representatives from Google, IBM, Microsoft’s Defending Democracy Program, and more.

Register for the ON DEMAND Cybersecurity for State Leaders Training here: https://cyberforgovleaders.org/register-for-training/.

Cybersecurity is more important than ever as evidenced by governments more frequently falling victim to cyberattacks. This initiative takes training directly to the frontlines of our democracy and ensures state lawmakers are well versed on the threat environment as well as how to mitigate and protect against potential attacks.

For more information on Cybersecurity for State Leaders, visit https://cyberforgovleaders.org/.

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The National Cybersecurity Center (NCC) is a non-profit organization established for cyber innovation and awareness. Established in 2016 from the vision of United States Senator from Colorado John Hickenlooper, in coordination with several people from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) and the community, the NCC serves both public and private organizations and individuals through training, education and research. Discover NCC at https://cyber-center.org/.

Cybersecurity for State Leaders to Host Live Cyber Training in Louisiana

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana – Cybersecurity for State Leaders, a nationwide awareness initiative led by the National Cybersecurity Center (NCC) and supported by Google, will host a virtual training in Louisiana on Wednesday, June 16th at 9am CT. The initiative aims to bring best practices in cybersecurity to state lawmakers and their staff in all 50 states — with both live virtual events and on demand access available online at any time.

SIGN UP FOR THE LOUISIANA CYBERSECURITY FOR STATE LEADERS WORKSHOP HERE.

This nonpartisan training curriculum will prepare lawmakers and statehouse staff to be vigilant against cyber threats by offering a deep dive into: the ecosystem of cybersecurity, common types of cyber attacks, how and why cyber attacks work, and best practices on how to protect individuals against cyber threats.

In addition to the live state program, Cybersecurity for State Leaders will also offer on-demand workshops online featuring national cybersecurity leaders in both the public and private sector, including famed cybersecurity executive and Investor on ABC’s  Shark Tank and founder and CEO of the Herjavec Group, Robert Herjavec, former State Department Spokesperson and Undersecretary of State for Public Affairs Heather Nauert, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R-GA), former Chief Information Security Officer for the Information Security Division of the U.S. Small Business Administration James Saunders, Meredith Griffanti of FTI Consulting, representatives from Google, IBM, Microsoft’s Defending Democracy Program, and more.

Register for the ON DEMAND Cybersecurity for State Leaders Training here: https://cyberforgovleaders.org/register-for-training/.

Cybersecurity is more important than ever as evidenced by governments more frequently falling victim to cyberattacks. This initiative takes training directly to the frontlines of our democracy and ensures state lawmakers are well versed on the threat environment as well as how to mitigate and protect against potential attacks.

For more information on Cybersecurity for State Leaders, visit https://cyberforgovleaders.org/.

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The National Cybersecurity Center (NCC) is a non-profit organization established for cyber innovation and awareness. Established in 2016 from the vision of United States Senator from Colorado John Hickenlooper, in coordination with several people from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) and the community, the NCC serves both public and private organizations and individuals through training, education and research. Discover NCC at https://cyber-center.org/.

Cybersecurity for State Leaders to Host Live Cyber Training in Mississippi

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Jackson, Mississipi – Cybersecurity for State Leaders, a nationwide awareness initiative led by the National Cybersecurity Center (NCC) and supported by Google, will host a virtual training in Mississippi on Tuesday, June 10th at 2 PM CT featuring a special message from Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves. The initiative aims to bring best practices in cybersecurity to state lawmakers and their staff in all 50 states — with both live virtual events and on demand access available online at any time.

SIGN UP FOR THE MISSISSIPPI CYBERSECURITY FOR STATE LEADERS WORKSHOP HERE.

This nonpartisan training curriculum will prepare lawmakers and statehouse staff to be vigilant against cyber threats by offering a deep dive into: the ecosystem of cybersecurity, common types of cyber attacks, how and why cyber attacks work, and best practices on how to protect individuals against cyber threats.

In addition to the live state program, Cybersecurity for State Leaders will also offer on-demand workshops online featuring national cybersecurity leaders in both the public and private sector, including famed cybersecurity executive and Investor on ABC’s  Shark Tank and founder and CEO of the Herjavec Group, Robert Herjavec, Former State Department Spokesperson and Undersecretary of State for Public Affairs Heather Nauert, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Former Chief Information Security Officer for the Information Security Division of the U.S. Small Business Administration James Saunders, Meredith Griffanti of FTI Consulting, representatives from Google, IBM, Microsoft’s Defending Democracy Program, and more.

Register for the ON DEMAND Cybersecurity for State Leaders Training here: https://cyberforgovleaders.org/register-for-training/.

Cybersecurity is more important than ever as evidenced by governments more frequently falling victim to cyberattacks. This initiative takes training directly to the frontlines of our democracy and ensures state lawmakers are well versed on the threat environment as well as how to mitigate and protect against potential attacks.

For more information on Cybersecurity for State Leaders, visit https://cyberforgovleaders.org/.

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The National Cybersecurity Center (NCC) is a non-profit organization established for cyber innovation and awareness. Established in 2016 from the vision of United States Senator from Colorado John Hickenlooper, in coordination with several people from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) and the community, the NCC serves both public and private organizations and individuals through training, education and research. Discover NCC at https://cyber-center.org/.