When it comes to cybersecurity and local governments, three things are true:
They generate and share massive amounts of sensitive data
They often lack resources necessary to invest in modern cyber security controls
They are increasingly targeted and victimized by malicious cyber attacks
Fortunately, help is on the way in the form of the State & Local Cybersecurity Grant Program (SLCGP), which is a key provision of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) signed into law in November of 2021. The SLCGP itself is a first-of-its-kind federal grant program that will provide $1 billion to state and local governments over four years to strengthen cyber security capabilities in local communities.
What does it all mean? Where are things headed? How will the rubber meet the road?
Virtru CMO, Matt Howard sits down with Ryan Murray, Deputy CISO for the State of Arizona to explore the background of SLCGP, understand its unique requirements, and learn how State IT and cyber leaders are coordinating with local government counterparts to secure SLCGP funding and help strengthen our nation’s cybersecurity.