Cybersecurity for State Leaders Secures Live Cyber Briefings Throughout U.S.

Cybersecurity for State Leaders

Colorado Springs, Colorado – Cybersecurity for State Leaders, a nationwide awareness initiative led by the National Cybersecurity Center (NCC) and supported by Google, has scheduled several virtual briefings throughout the U.S.  The initiative aims to bring best practices in cybersecurity to state lawmakers and their staff in all 50 states — with both live virtual briefings and on demand access available online at any time. LIVE briefings have already been held in Ohio, Nevada, Alaska, Hawaii with many more to come. Cybersecurity for State Leaders first live briefing was held May 12th with Montana.



“As we collaborate with state leaders from across the United States like Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose and Montana CISO Andy Hanks, we’re thrilled to secure several workshops to raise the level of cybersecurity awareness among state level policy and decision makers,” Forrest Senti, Cybersecurity for State Leaders program lead said. “State Leaders becoming an active and evolving part of defense for states is critical in securing the frontlines of democracy.”

This nonpartisan training curriculum will prepare lawmakers and statehouse staff to be vigilant against cyber threats by offering a deep dive into: the ecosystem of cybersecurity, common types of cyber attacks, how and why cyber attacks work, and best practices on how to protect individuals against cyber threats.

In addition to the live state program, Cybersecurity for State Leaders will also offer on-demand workshops online featuring national cybersecurity leaders in both the public and private sector, including famed cybersecurity executive and Investor on ABC’s  Shark Tank and founder and CEO of the Herjavec Group, Robert Herjavec, former State Department Spokesperson and Undersecretary of State for Public Affairs Heather Nauert, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R-GA), Former Chief Information Security Officer for the Information Security Division of the U.S. Small Business Administration James Saunders, Meredith Griffanti of FTI Consulting, representatives from Google, IBM, Microsoft’s Defending Democracy Program, and more.

Register for the ON DEMAND Cybersecurity for State Leaders Training here:

Cybersecurity is more important than ever as evidenced by governments more frequently falling victim to cyberattacks. This initiative takes training directly to the frontlines of our democracy and ensures state lawmakers are well versed on the threat environment as well as how to mitigate and protect against potential attacks.

For more information on Cybersecurity for State Leaders, visit


The National Cybersecurity Center (NCC) is a non-profit organization established for cyber innovation and awareness. Established in 2016 from the vision of United States Senator from Colorado John Hickenlooper, in coordination with several people from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) and the community, the NCC serves both public and private organizations and individuals through training, education and research. Discover NCC at

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