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What Legislators Need to Know about Cybersecurity

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Elected and appointed officials should have a key role in their state’s cybersecurity by better understanding cyber threats, supporting agency leaders, educating citizens and championing funding for state CIOs and CISOs. In a recent survey of 103 state legislators and staff, the Governing Institute sought to learn more about legislators’ roles in cybersecurity. The survey responses indicate that while legislators know the risks are high, many are not as involved as they could be and cybersecurity gaps remain. For more information, download this executive summary for the full survey results.