Cybersecurity

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: https://msisac.cisecurity.org/resources/

Here you will find policies and procedures states have implemented: https://msisac.cisecurity.org/state/

Most states already utilize many of these services: https://msisac.cisecurity.org/about/services/

Here you will see sample mobile device policies created by the White House in 2012: https://www.whitehouse.gov/digitalgov/bring-your-own-device#example-poli...

This document teaches what to ask cybersecurity teams about cyber risk. It is a great place to start the conversation: https://www.us-cert.gov/sites/default/files/publications/DHS-Cybersecuri...

This cyber response plan is being used as a national model: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/cybersecurity/Michigan_Cyber_Disrupti...

For Constituents

DHS has fantastic resources with the STOP.THINK.CONNECT. Campaign: https://www.dhs.gov/stopthinkconnect

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: https://www.dhs.gov/stopthinkconnect-cyber-awareness-coalition

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

This site has practical tips for parents, businesses etc.: http://staysafeonline.org/