Napolitano speaks to governors on states' roles in cybersecurity

Monday - 7/16/2012, 9:12am EDT

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano met with governors this weekend to highlight the role states can play in responding to cyber incidents. She spoke at the National Governors Association meeting in Williamsburg, Va.

DHS has a multi-state information and analysis center. It is supposed to share news and early warnings of cyber threats with states, local governments and tribes. It also coordinates training programs, and it tries to educate state and local officials, as well as other people, on the need for cyber security plans that help keep critical infrastructure safe.

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