Governor Christie signed Executive Order 178 establishing the New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC) as the central State civilian interface for coordinating cybersecurity information sharing, performing cybersecurity threat analysis, and promoting shared and real-time situational awareness between and among the public and private sectors.
With this action, Governor Christie is ensuring that the 21st century threats against New Jersey’s cyber and digital security are met with 21st century solutions and a coordinated, prepared response across government and with our private sector partners.
Executive Order 178 charters the NJCCIC and prescribes its scope and role across the state through the following measures:
- Authorizes NJCCIC to provide information and recommend best practices concerning cybersecurity and resilience measures to public and private entities to promote statewide cybersecurity coordination
- Empowers the NJCCIC to serve as an Information Sharing and Analysis Organization that may liaise with the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center – located within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security – and other federal agencies
- Increases coordination across State entities, including the Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, Office of the Attorney General, Division of State Police, and Office of Information Technology.