US Could Appoint a Cybersecurity Leader for Each State

Info Security | January 20, 2020

The USA is considering legislation that would protect local governments by requiring the appointment of a cybersecurity leader for each state. Backers of the Cybersecurity State Coordinator Act of 2020 say the proposed law will improve intelligence sharing between state and federal governments and speed up incident response times in the event of a cyber-attack. Under the legislation, the director of the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency would be tasked with appointing an employee of the agency in each state to serve as cybersecurity state coordinator. Money to create these positions would come from the federal government, which would be required to ring-fence the necessary funding.

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This paper set out to expand the concept of cyber warfare and how geography and the geographic approach is germane to the topic. The use of geography is both key to organising and structuring information as well as in its use to help derive analysis within all three domains, underpinning situational awareness, developing options and driving outcomes.

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prnewswire | January 12, 2021

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