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NCSL Task Force On Cybersecurity
Co-Chair: Senator Thomas C. Alexander, South Carolina
Co-Chair: Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin, California

NCSL Contacts: Heather Morton (Denver)  Susan Parnas Frederick (D.C.) 

Members by States

Alaska
Senator Shelley Hughes
Arkansas
Representative Andrew Collins
Representative Austin McCollum
California
Brandon Bjerke
Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin
Colorado
Larry Hofer
Senator Robert Rodriguez
Connecticut
Senator Bob Duff
Georgia
Representative Don Parsons
Hawaii
Representative Mark M. Nakashima
Indiana
Zac Maier
Diane Powers
Kansas
Terri Clark
Kentucky
Senator Whitney Westerfield
Louisiana
Monique Appeaning
Representative Barry Ivey
Massachusetts
Representative Angelo J. Puppolo
Minnesota
Representative Kristin Bahner
Representative Pat Garofalo
Representative Jim Nash
Mississippi
Senator Scott DeLano
North Carolina
Representative Jason Saine
Ohio
Senator Kent Smith
Oregon
Sean McSpaden
Pennsylvania
Representative Malcolm Kenyatta
Rhode Island
Senator Louis P. DiPalma
South Carolina
Senator Thomas C. Alexander
South Dakota
Senator Jim Stalzer
Texas
Representative Giovanni Capriglione
Utah
Senator Wayne A. Harper
Senator Todd Weiler
Washington
Senator Matt Boehnke
Representative Shelley Kloba
Representative Cindy Ryu

Dec. 5, 2022, San Diego (Prior to NCSL Forecast '23 Meeting) | Agenda


July 31, 2022, Denver (Invitational Prior to NCSL's Legislative Summit) | Agenda

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NCSL Resources


May 19-20, 2022, Seattle | Agenda

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Virtual Task Force Meeting, March 25, 2022 | 1-3 pm EDT | Agenda

(Open to Task Force members and sponsors only)

No session resources/handouts available.


Virtual Task Force Meeting, June 18, 2021 | 1-3 pm EDT | Agenda

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Dec. 3, 2020 | Cybersecurity Task Force Virtual Meeting | 1-4 pm EST | Agenda

(Open to Task Force members and sponsors only)

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Sept. 22-25, 2020 | Privacy Week

Privacy Week examined policy issues including consumer data policy, government data usage, and the intersections between data privacy and cybersecurity. Links to blogs, podcasts, and virtual meetings are available on the Privacy Week web page.


June 25 and 26, 2020 | Cybersecurity Task Force Virtual Meeting—Virtual Cyber Range Experience

This virtual event, held with the IBM X-Force Command Center, allowed attendees to participate in a simulation of how a breach unfolds in real time. It showcased the attack vectors that healthcare, life sciences, education, and government organizations experience every day. The event covered security best practices and tactics, the importance of implementing a security strategy and the leadership skills required to deal with a major security issue.

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May 28, 2020 | Cybersecurity Task Force Virtual Meeting—Ransomware Resistance | Agenda

Presentations

Other Resources

  • NCSL Computer Crime Statutes - Ransomware and Computer Extortion

April 28, 2020 | Cybersecurity Task Force Virtual Meeting | Agenda

Presentations


Dec. 9, 2019 | JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge, Phoenix, Ariz. (Prior to the NCSL Capitol Forum) | Agenda

Presentations

Session Resources

  • CISA's Cyber Essentials
  • NCSL: Election Security: What Legislators (and Others) Need to Know
  • NCSL LegisBrief: State and Federal Efforts to Enhance Cybersecurity

Aug. 4, 2019 | NCSL Legislative Summit, Nashville, Tenn. | Agenda


May 22, 2019 | Archived Recording: NCSL Webinar: Cybersecurity Inside Legislatures


Jan. 18, 2018 | NCSL Executive Committee Meeting, New Orleans | Agenda

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July 30, 2018 | NCSL Legislative Summit, Los Angeles | Agenda | Printable Agenda


May 11, 2018 | NCSL Executive Committee Meeting, Denver | Final Agenda

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Dec. 12, 2017 | NCSL Capitol Forum, Coronado, Calif. | Final Agenda

Session Materials


Aug. 6-9, 2017 | NCSL Legislative Summit, Boston | Agenda


July 14, 2017 | Webinar: Cybertechnology and the Law

New technologies are outpacing the laws that govern their use. In this archived webinar, hear how cybersecurity, cybercrime and other technology issues can be addressed with legislation that will stand the test of time.


April 21, 2017 | Task Force meeting in conjunction with the NCSL Spring Executive Committee Meeting, Santa Fe | Agenda

Presentations


Jan. 27, 2017 | Joint Webinar With NGA’s Policy Academy on Enhancing State Cybersecurity: “Engaging State Lawmakers”

This webinar featured our task force co-chairs and discussed bridging the communication gap between the executive and legislative branches.


Dec. 5-6, 2016 | NCSL Capitol Forum | Cybersecurity Task Force Pre-Conference Agenda

Presentations


Oct. 21, 2016 | NCSL/NASCIO Webinar on the State of the States Chief Information Security Officer Biennial Survey

This webinar explored collaboration efforts between executive agency CISOs and Legislators.


Aug. 7, 2016 | Chicago in Conjunction With the NCSL Legislative Summit.

Presentations


June 22, 2016 | Conference Call With Department of Homeland Security on Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015


May 20-21, 2016 | Executive Committee Task Force on Cybersecurity, Minneapolis | Agenda

Presentations

  • Walmart
  • Amazon
  • American Institute of CPAs
  • AT&T
  • Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA)
  • CTIA - The Wireless Association
  • Equifax
  • Google
  • NCTA - The Internet & Television Association 
  • NEC
  • Oracle
  • RELX
  • Okta

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