Aggressive Initiative to Shore Up Cybersecurity in Arkansas

Government Technology: Arkansas will soon launch an ambitious initiative to bolster the state’s cybersecurity stance, while developing a scalable defense model that others can use in the future.  

Senate Bill 632, recently signed into law by Gov. Asa Hutchinson, authorizes the state’s Economic Development Commission (AEDC) to create a Cyber Initiative. This initiative will be responsible for working to mitigate the cyber-risks to Arkansas; increasing education relative to threats and defense; providing the public and private sectors with threat assessments and other intelligence; and fostering growth and development around tech, IT and defense.

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