National Guard

Researchers see conspiracy theories forming around National Guard's election work

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Disinformation researchers said National Guard cyber units' routine work in election security has caught the attention of conspiracy theorists.

Fourteen state National Guard cyber units activate ahead of election

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National Guard cyber units in 14 states will be on duty Election Day protecting voting-related networks from malicious activity.

Louisiana CISO takes on new role overseeing cyber incident response

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Dustin Glover was named to the new role of chief cyber officer, leading the state's response to cyberattacks against local governments.

States called National Guard for cyber help at least 41 times since 2018

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States called National Guard units dozens of times for ransomware attacks and to protect election systems, according to research from the think tank Third Way.

Defense bill set to pass with state cybersecurity programs

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The National Defense Authorization Act would grow the National Guard's cyber roles and create a federal cybersecurity adviser for every state.

Governors endorse interstate cyber assistance in defense bill

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The National Governors Association backed a proposal that would allow National Guard units to respond remotely to cyber incidents across state lines.

Senate bill would let National Guard cross state lines remotely for cyber assistance

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The new bill would allow the Army and Air Force to create pilot programs in which one state's National Guard unit could help another's respond to cyberattack.

Maryland launches cybersecurity task force for extra protection during pandemic

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A new task force in Maryland was created to bolster cyberdefenses of state government websites as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

National Guard chief expects expanded role in 2020 election security

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The chief of the National Guard said 27 states used uniformed cybersecurity personnel to protect election systems in 2018, and that he expects more will do so in 2020.

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