Denver, Colorado – Cybersecurity for State Leaders, a nationwide initiative led by the National Cybersecurity Center (NCC) and supported by Google, will host a virtual briefing with Colorado officials on Thursday, July 8th at 9:30 AM MT. The initiative aims to bring best practices in cybersecurity to state lawmakers and their staff in all 50 states — with both live virtual events and on demand access available online at any time. “Cyberspace is the new frontier – and an enormous Cold War domain that is rapidly heating up. Lawmakers must take action to protect our country,” said United States Senator from Colorado, John Hickenlooper.

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Colorado Chief Information Security Officer Deborah Blyth will participate in the briefing and discuss common threats and how to safeguard against attacks.

The Colorado Cybersecurity for State Leaders briefing will also feature 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) Meredith Griffanti of FTI Consulting, representatives from Google, IBM, Microsoft’s Defending Democracy Program, and more.

This nonpartisan briefing 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.

Register for the ON DEMAND Cybersecurity for State Leaders Training here: https://cyberforstateleaders.org/register-for-training/.

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 https://cyberforstateleaders.org/.

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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 https://cyber-center.org/.