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Wisconsin DPI Director Appointed to State Cybersecurity Subcommittee

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Governor Tony Evers approved the establishment of a Cybersecurity Subcommittee under the State of Wisconsin Homeland Security Council. Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Director of Instructional Services, Dr. Annette Smith was appointed to the subcommittee.

The Cybersecurity Subcommittee, announced last month, is made up of 10 members from the state, including education, emergency management, elections commission, tribal, and business representation. According to a letter from the State of Wisconsin Homeland Security Council, among other things, the Cybersecurity Subcommittee is tasked with:

  • Coordinating and integrating efforts for cybersecurity protection

  • Identifying, prioritizing, and mitigating the state’s cyber risk

  • Developing plans to better identify, respond to, and recover from cyber attacks

  • Making cybersecurity recommendations

  • Sharing information among stakeholders

  • Recommending education and training programs to bolster the cybersecurity workforce

To learn more about cyber security, including updates, resources, webinars, and data security, visit the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Cyber Security web page.