Cybersecurity has long been seen as a federal domain, but an initiative announced by the National Governors Association seeks to shift the discussion to the state level.
The newly created Resource Center for State Cybersecurity will be led by Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) and will focus on what states can do in the face of a growing cybersecurity threat.
“It’s more than just encrypt your BlackBerry and do good computer hygiene,” said Thomas MacLellan, the division director for the association’s homeland security and public safety division. “There’s a lot more governors could and should be doing.”
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