By Jayne Friedland Holland
Fusion centers benefit government
Fusion centers can serve as the cement for a shared cybersecurity mission across government, law enforcement and private industry, and state and local governments have a distinct role to play in the fusion centers’ work.
However, the level at which those governments are involved with fusion centers varies from state to state. When there’s an overlap in what a state or municipal government needs and what a fusion center can provide — dealing with a specific cyberattack, for example — they tend to work closely together.