Feds Step Up Cybersecurity Support for State Governments

Route Fifty - The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is actively working to help states strengthen their cybersecurity efforts by setting up a 50-state network of federal cybersecurity coordinators, one per state. In November, then-CISA Executive Director Brandon Wales told the House Oversight and Reform Committee his agency had already hired 36 coordinators. As of the end of December, that had increased to 37, with another five positions going through selection processing, according to Laura Delaney, CISA’s deputy assistant director for the Integrated Operations Division.

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