State Council to Beef Up Cybersecurity Efforts

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Pence says the council will have 23 members. Pence says the council will have 23 members.
INDIANAPOLIS -

Saying "online interaction is vital to nearly every aspect of our economy," Governor Mike Pence has announced a public-private partnership aimed at strengthening cybersecurity statewide. He says the Cybersecurity Council will  bring together state government, federal agencies and the private sector.

The council, which was established by an executive order, will include 23 members from public and private organizations throughout the state. It will be led by the governor's deputy chief of staff for public safety and the executive director of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security Executive Director David Kane. The council will also involve representatives from sectors including education, financial services, technology and energy. There will also be advisory members and subject-matter experts used on an as-needed basis.

Pence's office says the Cybersecurity Council will also boost economic development efforts by creating opportunities for cyber experts to work with public agencies and private companies. Secretary of Commerce Victor Smith says the move will make Indiana more attractive and "help establish the Hoosier state as a leader in cybersecurity as we work to attract new jobs and the next generation of cyber and IT professionals to Indiana."

You can find steps the state says individuals and businesses can take to protect against cyberattacks by clicking here.

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