Indiana Governor Mike Pence announced last week the formation of the Indiana Executive Council on Cybersecurity through an Executive Order. The Council, comprised of 23 members from public and private organizations, is designed to be a public-private partnership to work together to protect the state from online threats.

In announcing the Council, the Governor stated “While risk can never be completely eliminated, Indiana will employ all available tools to manage cyber threats.” The Council will include subject-matter experts from a broad and diverse array of disciplines, and will be chaired by the executive director of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.

Bringing subject matter experts together in a state to work toward information sharing to combat cyber threats seems like a no-brainer and will no doubt be replicated by other states.