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Dalrymple starts up cybersecurity task force

N.D. Gov. Jack Dalrymple

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple has assembled a task force to address the potential threats that cyber attacks pose to state government.

The Cybersecurity Task Force has 15 members, including directors and information technology experts from a number of state agencies.

Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley will facilitate its work, the governor announced Monday.

The team will review the state’s current cybersecurity policies and practices and make recommendations on what’s needed to ensure the security of state networks and systems.

Members also will identify ways to enhance the use of network defense and monitoring tools, implement training and awareness programs for state employees and develop a cyber-incident response strategy.

The task force will have its first meeting in October.

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