As more and more of our sensitive information is stored online it allows for greater access to secure records. As a result, crime has also moved online; breeding the higher potential for our records to be breached at a very significant cost. States can benefit from strengthen their security networks and cyber policies on a continual basis. 

Federal Resources

Office of Cybersecurity & Communications for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security who work hard each day to meet the needs of our non-federal governments:

State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Cybersecurity Program
Office of Cybersecurity & Communications
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

State Resources

All states are a member of the MS-ISAC. On this page you will see many resources MS-ISAC offers:

Here you will find policies and procedures states have implemented:

Most states already utilize many of these services:

Here you will see sample mobile device policies created by the White House in 2012:

This document teaches what to ask cybersecurity teams about cyber risk. It is a great place to start the conversation:

This cyber response plan is being used as a national model:

For Constituents

DHS has fantastic resources with the STOP.THINK.CONNECT. Campaign:

Each state can become a member of this campaign.  If interested, we can connect you with the right person at DHS to get more information:

Free publications from the FTC that deal with many of the issues facing victims of cyber crime can be found here. Ordering is free!

This site has practical tips for parents, businesses etc.: