(WSIL) — Governor JB Pritzker on Friday created the Illinois Cybersecurity Commission. The goal is to support a coordinated effort across all levels of government to build and improve cybersecurity.
“As we strive to combat new and emerging cyber threats, it is critical that the state government and our local and private sector partners remain vigilant and prepared,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “Guided by our Illinois Homeland Security Advisor, Alicia Tate-Nadeau, this commission will address critical aspects of cybersecurity and foster collaboration across sectors to protect Illinois against these attacks.
This commission will include the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology, Illinois Attorney General, Illinois National Guard Adjutant General , Illinois State Police, Illinois Commerce Commission, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. , the Illinois Department of Revenue and a representative from the Governor’s Office.
The Commission will also leverage information from critical infrastructure and public sector partners such as information technology, communications, defense industrial base, energy, financial services, healthcare, public health , water and sanitation systems.
“This Commission will help create and expand partnerships to foster continuous learning and information sharing to ensure the security and resilience of our digital infrastructure,” said Illinois Homeland Security Advisor Alicia Tate-Nadeau. “It is critical that this Cybersecurity Commission be in place with our most trusted partners to ensure statewide cybersecurity operations for everyone in the State of Illinois.”
The Illinois Homeland Security Advisor currently coordinates programs and provides advice to all levels of government and non-governmental agencies related to Homeland Security.