IN WHOLE-OF-STATE CYBERSECURITY, COUNTIES ARE NOT ONLY ONE PIECE OF THE PIE

Whole of State Cybersecurity is a collaborative effort between State Government, Local Municipalities (Cities/Counties), and Education (K12/Higher Ed) to protect the citizens, individual municipalities, and the state, as a whole, from cybersecurity events.  Pillars of Whole of State include,

  • Information Sharing
  • Incident Response Planning
  • Proactive Cyber Protection
  • Workforce Development
  • Policy/Funding

Critical factors of success include governance, strategic plans, execution plans, and continuous validation.  Having this framework is critical for every jurisdiction, as each handle their own cybersecurity with its own resources, but with varying levels of success. Differences in budgets, staffing, tooling, and so on can be determining factors in how successful a party is in fending off an attack. Given that a state’s different government entities are facing an expanding landscape of common threats, it makes sense for them to pool resources, share information, and work together to strengthen their digital defense.

Join this panel discussion with Tanium and Najavo County to learn more about how this Whole of State approach is being adopted regionally and nationally; and learn how to get started in your county.   

*Hint: DO NOT use your own email if you are registering someone else. You must use the email of the person who will attend. It will also help to use the email that receives NACo correspondence (i.e. your county or organization email).​

 

If you have any Registration questions, please email nacomeetings@naco.org.