Cybersecurity attacks pose an increased and significant risk to all citizens, businesses, critical infrastructure operators, and state and local governments. The State of Idaho is home to unique and world leading capabilities in countering cyber-attacks and engineering solutions to the cybersecurity challenges facing our state and nation.
To meet the increasing threat and leverage Idaho’s resources and expertise, Governor Brad Little is convening a Cybersecurity Task Force to focus on identifying cybersecurity assets, resources, public-private partnerships; promoting improved business, government, and personal cybersecurity procedures; ensure secure, transparent and resilient election infrastructure; and enhancing the educational pipeline for cybersecurity workforce needs.
Co-chaired by Idaho Department of Commerce Director Tom Kealey and Idaho National Laboratory Associate Laboratory Director Zach Tudor, members of the task force represent a diverse range of expertise and experience in cybersecurity initiatives. A sustainable and successful effort against cybersecurity threats will require increased resources, partnerships and meaningful information-sharing between public and private sector organizations.
Meet the Cybersecurity Task Force
Idaho Department of Commerce
National & Homeland Security
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
General Brad Richy
Idaho Office of Emergency Management
State of Idaho Information Technology Services
Senator Jim Risch’s Office
Bank of Idaho
Boise State University
Dr. Scott Snyder
Idaho State University
University of Idaho
Former Secretary of State
Senator Jim Woodward
Rep. Brooke Green
Rep. Dustin Manwaring