Earlier this year, Guam was named as one of the National Governors Association (NGA) seven selected states and territories to work on strategies to enhance nationwide cybersecurity. In line with this effort, the Office of the Governor, Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) and the Mariana Regional Fusion Center (MRFC), worked with the NGA to host the Policy Academy on Cybersecurity for Guam workshop on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at the Sheraton Laguna Guam Resort.
The NGA led workshop enhanced Guam’s cybersecurity capabilities by bringing together stakeholders responsible for the safety and security of the island. As part of the workshop John Guerriero, NGA Policy Analyst, discussed the National cybersecurity landscape, facilitated discussions about conducting risk assessments for cyber vulnerabilities, establishing enterprise-wide cybersecurity services, cyber disruption response planning for critical infrastructure, and opportunities to partner with all stakeholders to advance Guam’s cybersecurity initiative.
Attendees for the workshop included information technology (IT) personnel from the government of Guam, GovGuam finance, Guam National Guard, critical infrastructure, utilities, law enforcement, public safety, and federal partners.
“State cybersecurity is not just an IT problem,” said Tim Aguon, Homeland Security Advisor. “Cybersecurity is all-encompassing and requires an island-wide approach. With the support of the Leon Guerrero/Tenorio Administration and all the stakeholders, we were able to understand our current cyber posture and finalize ways to improve the cyber hygiene for the government of Guam and the island as a whole.”
For more information, contact GHS/OCD Public Information Officer, Jenna G. Blas at (671) 489-2540 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.