State, local, tribal and territorial cybersecurity engagement

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State, local, tribal and territorial cybersecurity engagement


As a front line stakeholder and a force multiplier in the national effort to protect critical infrastructure, state, local, territorial, and tribal (SLTT) governments represent a vital component in our nations's cyber preparedness and response capability. SLTT parters contribute significantly to the information sharing, capacity building, and coordination efforts necessary for developing robust and effective cybersecurity capabilities.

Due to the increasingly important role of state and local governments in cybersecurity, the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) National Protection and Programs Directorate's Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (SC&C) has resources committed soley to interacting with state and local officials. The SLTT Cybersecurity Engagement Program, with CS&C's Stakeholder Engagement and Cyber Infrastructure Resilience Division, facilitates access to needed cybersecurity resources allowing the nation's various SLTT government agencies to strengthen their cyber infrastructure, educate the public, and defend against online threats and attacks.

The SLTT Program's mission is to build partnerships with non-federal public stakeholders in an effort to foster relationships that protect our nation's critical infrastructure as well as the public's online presence.


The SLTT program builds partnerships with non-federal public stakeholders including each state's homeland security advisor, chief information officer (CIO) and chief information security officer (CISO) in an effort to foster relationships that protect our nation's critical infrastructure. State officials look to the SLTT Program to identify cybersecurity initiatives and partnership opportunities with federal agencies, as well as state and local associations, that will help protect their residents online.

The SLTT program actively engages stakeholders through partnerships with associations such as the National Governor's Association, U.S. Conference of Mayors, National Association of Counties, National Association of State CIOs, as well as through the Center for Internet Security, which serves as the DHS grant-funded resource for SLTT governments and fusion centers' focused on enhancing the cybersecurity readiness and response of public and private sector entities.

Information Sharing

Close working relationships with key SLTT stakeholders are critical to fulfilling DHS' mission to protect the nation's critical cyber infrastructure. In order to facilitate these relationships, it is not only necessary, but critical, to establish robust avenues for sharing information.

The SLTT Cybersecurity Engagement Program conducts briefings for elected officials and state CIOs and CISOs through their State Fusion Centers.

Additionally, the program works with internal and external partners, including CIS and the National Cyber and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) to ensure access to their respective information sharing portals and product distribution mailing lists. These resources can be used for collaboration, community development and secure information sharing on cybersecurity incidents, analyzed data, alerts and notices.