State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program (SLCGP)January 31st, 2024
State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program (SLCGP)
PEMA Issues Survey of Interest: SLGCP Initiatives for 2023 Federal Fiscal Year
Recently, you should have received an email from PEMA concerning the next phase in the availability of the Cybersecurity Grant Program for local governments. Please see the following information to participate in the survey to determine the level of interest in the SIEM and Vulnerability Management initiatives for FFY 2023.
In federal fiscal year (FFY) 2022, the federal government allocated approximately $185 million in funding for the State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program (SLCGP), with up to $5.2 million earmarked for Pennsylvania. The focus of that funding was on continuing and expanding the cybersecurity prevention tools and services available to Pennsylvania local governments from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
- Intrusion Detection Service MS-ISAC Albert Sensors: Systems placed on government networks and monitored 24/7 to identify intrusion attacks, alert key personnel, and report nationally on coordinated cyberattacks.
- Cofense Security Awareness Services: Employee training on information security best practices and identifying potential threats such as phishing attacks, the ability to send simulated phishing emails to employees, penetration testing services.
- Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution: Software to help organizations identify, monitor, record, and analyze security events or incidents within a real-time IT environment.
- Vulnerability Management solution: A solution to scan, assess, and manage potential weaknesses in computer systems, networks, and applications that may be exploited by cyberattacks.
The Commonwealth is surveying local government entities to determine the level of interest in the SIEM and Vulnerability Management initiatives for FFY 2023. Please complete the survey by Friday, February 16, 2024, at 5:00 p.m.
FFY2023 State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program Survey
Please note that the survey is just the first of several steps in the process of receiving services through the SLCGP. Future steps will be communicated as needed to ensure your organization is fully aware of any required actions to continue to move forward through the process.
Please direct all questions to email@example.com.
Cybersecurity Planning Committee