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Seven states to get cybersecurity strategy help from NGA

The National Governors Association announced Tuesday that it will work with officials in seven state and territorial governments to help them develop improved cybersecurity policies. Over the next six months, the seven governments will build strategies to address a range of information security issues, including bolstering critical infrastructure systems, assisting localities with their cybersecurity needs, and strengthening overall governance.

The participating states, chosen through a competitive application process, are Arkansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Ohio and Washington, as well as Guam, which is implementing a recently adopted governmentwide cybersecurity strategy. Under the partnerships, the NGA’s cybersecurity policy staff will work with governor’s offices, chief information officers, and other officials on a broad array of cybersecurity issues.

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