We Help The Helpers; You Can Too! – Ray Davidson – PSW #744
Michigan has a group of volunteers who assist local governments and public services with incident response. The program is relatively mature, and will be presented (along with those of Ohio and Wisconsin) at the upcoming National Governors Association Cybersecurity Summit. Come hear the interview and scoop the governors!
Our home page http://micybercorps.org
Our supporting legislation https://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/mcl/pdf/mcl-Act-132-of-2017.pdf
Our partner organization https://www.michigan.gov/dtmb/services/cybersecurity/cyber-partners
Key article in moving our development forward - https://warontherocks.com/2018/01/estonias-approach-cyber-defense-feasible-united-states/
An article with more info https://www.lawfareblog.com/bridging-state-level-cybersecurity-resources
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Ray Davidson, PhD served as dean at the SANS Technology Institute during its founding,and now leads the Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps – the first completely civilian, state sponsored team of incident responders in the country. He continues to serve as a mentor, subject matter expert and technical reviewer for the SANS Institute, and for anyone else who will listen.
He holds a doctorate in Chemical Engineering, and several infosec certifications. He has professional experience as as a newspaper carrier (on a bicycle!), telephone operator (Hello Ernestine!), pharmaceutical research scientist, and cybersecurity thought follower. He has been a college professor, and has cofounded a security startup. Mostly he is passionate about empowering others to do the right thing. And dance.