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

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

Members by States

Senator Shelley Hughes
Representative Andrew Collins
Representative Austin McCollum
Brandon Bjerke
Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin
Larry Hofer
Senator Robert Rodriguez
Senator Bob Duff
Senator James Maroney
Representative Don Parsons
Representative Mark M. Nakashima
Zac Maier
Diane Powers
Terri Clark
Senator Whitney Westerfield
Monique Appeaning
Representative Barry Ivey
Senator Katie Fry Hester
Senator Michael O. Moore
Representative Angelo J. Puppolo
Representative Kristin Bahner
Representative Steve Elkins
Representative Pat Garofalo
Representative Jim Nash
Senator Scott DeLano
North Carolina
Representative Jason Saine
Senator Kent Smith
Sean McSpaden
Representative Malcolm Kenyatta
Rhode Island
Senator Louis P. DiPalma
South Carolina
President Thomas C. Alexander
South Dakota
Senator Jim Stalzer
Representative Giovanni Capriglione
Senator Wayne A. Harper
Senator Todd Weiler
Senator Matt Boehnke
Representative Shelley Kloba
Representative Cindy Ryu


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

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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 p.m. ET | Agenda

(Open to task force members and sponsors only.)

No session resources/handouts available.

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

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Dec. 3, 2020 | Cybersecurity Task Force Virtual Meeting | 1-4 p.m. ET | Agenda

(Open to Task Force members and sponsors only)


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.


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


Other Resources

  • NCSL Computer Crime Statutes - Ransomware and Computer Extortion

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


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


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

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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


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


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.


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


  • 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

Please contact NCSL staff for information about sponsorship levels and benefits. 

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