Helping States Face Cybersecurity Challenges

September 21, 2018

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) partnered to develop the State Cybersecurity Governance Cross Site Report with supporting case studies about how five states—Georgia, Michigan, New Jersey, Virginia, and Washington—govern cybersecurity. This work recognizes the importance of governance in addressing cyber risks and identifies trends, with supporting examples, in how these five states use cross-enterprise governance mechanisms (i.e., laws, policies, structures, and processes) to help prioritize, plan, and make decisions about cybersecurity. This report and case studies offer concepts and approaches that may be useful to other states and organizations that face similar cybersecurity challenges. The Homeland Security Systems Engineering and Development Institute (HSSEDI) Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) developed the report and case studies.

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