Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has signed into law the Cyber Civilian Corps Act, which established the Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps, dubbed MiC3, which has been in existence for three years, but not statutorily deployed.

The law, which was effective on October 26, provides authority for the Governor to reach out to a cadre of cyber experts to assist when the state is the victim of a cyber attack and to assist with any security incidents. The law allows the corps to provide voluntary technical and other assistance, and can include members from the government, nonprofits, businesses, higher education, and other stakeholders to come together to assist with the cybersecurity needs of the state. Michigan describes it as similar to volunteer firefighters.

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