Information technologies have transformed society, providing integration across every sector of the economy, public and private sector operations, and private lives. The rapid and vastly positive changes that have followed the rise of information technology have led to significant new challenges and vulnerabilities. Individuals, organizations, state-sponsored activities, and nation states are actively leveraging and seeking to undermine or control the very capabilities that have transformed society, regardless whether these activities are inspired by money, ideology, conscience, or ego. For the preparedness and response communities, cyber issues raise significant concern about vulnerabilities across multiple aspects of safety, security, and life-safety operations, as well as direct threats to local, regional, and national economies. The Preparedness Leadership Council International held a roundtable discussion in Seattle, Washington, to determine specific actions and recommendations to improve preparedness and response to cyber threats. We request less than 10 minutes of your time to provide your thoughts and feedback on topics discussed, which will be included in the final report. Your help is truly appreciated.

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* 1. Who is responsible for coordinating cybersecurity preparedness, response, and recovery for major events within your state?

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* 2. Does your jurisdictional or organizational response plan include a cybersecurity annex?

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* 3. Do you have a documented mutual aid plan for cyber response?

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* 4. Are cybersecurity preparedness, response, and recovery considered regular parts of all exercise programs?

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* 5. Which do you consider the largest gap in or hindrance to cyber preparedness?

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* 6. Cyber preparedness, monitoring, detection, response, and recovery require the immediate exchange and sharing of information at various levels of trust. Which mechanisms does your organization have? (Check all that apply):

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* 7. Does your organization have a lead person or group authorized to coordinate cyber issues with public and private sectors?

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* 8. Do any of the following cyber-risk capability failures affect your ability to effectively perform your job? (Check all that apply)

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* 9. Does your continuity of operations and services strategy depend upon staff network access and information sharing from home?

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* 10. How prepared is your region to respond to a major event if there is a loss of computer or information technology network support/availability?

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* 11. Please provide any additional recommendations for improving preparedness and response to cyber threats.

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* 13. What type of position do you hold?

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* 14. Do you agree to be quoted and/or listed as a contributor in the final report?

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