SENATOR WHITNEY WESTERFIELD APPOINTED TO NCSL TASK FORCE ON CYBERSECURITY
FRANKFORT, Ky. (August 2, 2016) – Senate President Robert Stivers (R-Manchester) announced the appointment of Senator Whitney Westerfield (R-Hopkinsville) to the National Conference of State Legislatures’ (NCSL) Task Force on Cyber Security.
“I cannot think of anyone better suited to represent Kentucky on this task force than Senator Westerfield,” said President Stivers. “He has shown a deep understanding of the issues facing the Senate Judiciary Committee, and he is a perfect fit to lead Kentucky’s fight in the virtual realm.”
The Task Force on Cybersecurity’s mission is “to engage members in policy discussions, educate members and extend networking opportunities to legislative leaders on cybersecurity issues through a series of well-defined programs, webinars on key definitions and critical cyber policy issues as well as supporting private-public networks.”
Senator Westerfield, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, thanked President Stivers and NCSL for the appointment. “In our highly-digital world, the threat to Kentuckians and the rest of the country is rapidly changing. We must be prepared to combat the digital threats that impact not only retailers and service providers that call Kentucky home, but also our children and senior citizens who are targeted by predators and scams" said Senator Westerfield. “I look forward to working with many talented men and women from across the United States on this task force, and I hope our work will make a difference in keeping our Commonwealth—and nation—safe.
The National Conference of State Legislatures was established in 1975 and is a bipartisan, non-governmental organization dedicated to the success of state legislatures. NCSL has three main objectives: improve the quality and effectiveness of state legislatures; promote policy innovation and communication among state legislatures; and ensure state legislatures have a strong, cohesive voice in the federal system.