Michigan to build its own cyber command center

The economically hard-hit state of Michigan is hoping to become a national leader in cybersecurity with the development of a new cyber command center, Government Technology reports.

Gov. Rick Snyder announced plans for the new Michigan Cyber Command Center on Oct. 7 at the Michigan Cyber Summit. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and several members of the state's congressional delegation attended the event to mark the rollout of the MIchigan Cyber Initiative.

The initiative will create a new cyber command center, which will be run by the Michigan State Police. The center will be staffed by cybersecurity professionals who are trained to rapidly respond to cyber threats. In the event of a cyber threat, the command will work to restore computer systems and minimize damage. It will also assist in the deployment of secure networks and help develop training standards.

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