As cyber security increases in importance, the room to improve cyber security efforts becomes harder on tighter budgets, but there are measures states can take.

In 2017, there were 42 state-level bills introduced to improve government cyber security practice. State legislators are clearly interested in improving cyber security in their states overall, and they recognize that government needs to set an example for what excellent cyber security practice looks like.

The most pressing threats to the United States today come in digital form — these are cyber attacks from both individual and nation-level actors. Defense is usually left to the federal government, but cyber threats pose new security challenges that go beyond traditional perimeter security.

On top of managing state-level government services and duties, administrators now have to worry about the compromise of their data and potential disruption to everything they do. Continue reading on Statescoop.