Data Nugget: Going on Defense

By / Oct 11, 2016 Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (U.S. Department of Labor/Flickr)

One state—and the association that represents it—is particularly aware of the number of cyberattacks taking place at any given moment.

Cybersecurity breaches remain a massive concern for everyone from political organizations to industry associations. The issue is a top priority for the National Governors Association, whose current chair, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, has some experience in the arena. His state, home to the Central Intelligence Agency and the Pentagon, has suffered a slew of cyberattacks this year.

53 million

The number of cyberattacks in Virginia since January—roughly one attack every four seconds

Source: Dark Reading (, July 2016

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