Governor signs executive order to bolster cybersecurity
Governor Edmund G. Brown signed an executive order this week to strengthen California’s preparedness and response to destructive cyber attacks that increase the state’s vulnerability to economic disruption, critical infrastructure damage, privacy violations and identify theft.
The order directs the Governor’s office of emergency services to establish the California Cybersecurity Integration Center (Cal-CSIC), which will be responsible for strengthening the state’s cybersecurity strategy and improving inter-agency, cross-sector coordination to reduce the likelihood and severity of cyber attacks. Cal-CSIC will work closely with the California threat assessment system and the U.S Department of Homeland Security, and will facilitate more integrated information sharing and communication with local, state and federal agencies.
Cal-CSIC will also establish a multi-agency cyber incident response team to serve as the state’s primary unit to lead cyber threat detection, reporting and response in coordination with public and private entities across the state.