Arizona Governor Doug Ducey launched the Arizona Cybersecurity Team (ACT) by Executive Order on March 1, 2018. The ACT, comprised of 22 members representing officials from the Executive Branch, including the state’s Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer, representatives from public safety, homeland security, emergency and military affairs, as well as members of the legislature, higher education, local government, and the private sector.

In announcing the launch of the ACT, Governor Ducey stated that it was a “step we can take to enhance our cyberpreparedness.” The mission of the ACT is to “work together to protect Arizonans from a cyber-attack.” To do so, the ACT will “work together as one team throughout government and the private sector.”

Working together to combat cyber-attacks cannot be emphasized enough, and any statewide effort to do  so should be lauded.