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Michigan Cyber Partners from DTMB Launches New Resources for Local Governments

Posted on February 23, 2021 by Dene Westbrook

DTMB is hosting a program that helps local public entities improve their cybersecurity posture. Michigan Cyber Partners is a collaboration between various divisions at the State of Michigan, including Michigan Cyber Security and the Michigan State Police, and local public entities across Michigan to strengthen, improve, and promote cybersecurity resources and best practices. Michigan Cyber Partners connects local public entities with best practices and resources available from state, federal, and non-profit organizations. More information is available on the Michigan Cyber Partners website: www.michigan.gov/cyberpartners

Membership to my Cyber Partners is free and available to staff of local entities. Members have the opportunity to join monthly online meetings to discuss current cyber threats and cybersecurity best practices. Throughout the year, there will be additional opportunities to learn and collaborate. Join Cyber Partners here.

Michigan Cyber Partners has also created an opportunity for local governments to contract for an independent cybersecurity assessment from a qualified independent cybersecurity vendor. The state of Michigan has pre-qualified multiple vendors through a competitive request for proposal (RFP) process. A contract with each vendor is available through the MIDEAL program. A local public entity can contract with any of the vendors selected through the competitive RFP to provide assessment, planning, and coaching services using the CIS controls. You can learn more about the independent cybersecurity assessments for your community at this link  (Cyber Partners Help MiDEAL Members Get Organized Connected) and view the website here.

Learn more information on Michigan Cyber Partners here or contact Andy Brush at brusha1@michigan.gov.

Herasanna Richards is a legislative associate handling energy, environmental, elections, and external municipal services for the League. She can be reached at hrichards@mml.org or 517-908-0309.

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