In The News: Governor signs bill expanding cyber governance

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee last week signed a bill that will add several new layers of governance to the state’s cybersecurity practices, including new advisory boards and giving the state’s Department of Commerce greater authorities over infrastructure security.

“This new law is about starting the process of integrating cybersecurity into our emergency processes the same way we do with floods, fires, and other emergencies across the state,” the bill’s lead sponsor, state Sen. Matt Boehnke, said in a press release. “We have to look at our infrastructure, look at how we would respond, what are those contingency plans – how do we close the gaps within our agency plans.” (Boehnke is a member of the Technology Services Board, as well.)

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