Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe guides the National Governor’s Association with his “Meet the Threat: States Confront the Cyber Challenge” initiative. Governor McAuliffe stated that since January 1, 2016, the state of Virginia had experienced 53 million cyber attacks (roughly four attacks every second). His “Meet the Threat” initiative is seeks to have states develop strategies to strengthen cybersecurity practices in five focal areas: health, education and workforce development, economic development, public safety and critical infrastructure. Link