According to a Michigan Cyber Initiative report, the state of Michigan blocks more than 650,000 cyberattacks daily, ranging from spam to web browser attacks to network intrusion. The Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps (MiC3) was launched in 2013 to help the state’s ongoing cyber defense.
This rapid response team is a group of trained cybersecurity experts who volunteer to provide expert assistance when activated under a governor-declared state of emergency. I supported legislation that would expand the role of the Corps. House Bill 4508 would provide liability protection and allow volunteers to be assigned to nongovernmental groups such as businesses and nonprofits during cybersecurity incidents.
Cyberattacks are a growing threat to security and privacy. It makes good sense to strengthen our cybersecurity services in the event of a major incident.
Individuals and families can find information about staying safe online at www.michigan.gov/cybersecurity.