What the Council Does
Wisconsin’s Homeland Security Adviser and 16 member council is responsible for advising the governor, coordinating state and local prevention and response efforts, and producing periodic reports on the state of homeland security in Wisconsin. The council works with local, state, federal, and tribal agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private industry to improve citizen and community preparedness. The governor is responsible for appointing council members. Additionally, a member of the governor’s staff is invited to attend and participate at each meeting.
By appointment of the Governor, the Adjutant General of the Wisconsin National Guard serves as Wisconsin’s Homeland Security Adviser and chairs the Homeland Security Council.
The Council meets monthly, on the third Wednesday of each month. Meetings may last approximately 2 hours and include closed and open session portions. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the council’s open sessions.
Announcements of meetings are posted on this site, in the lobby of the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs, and on the State Capitol’s bulletin board. Due to scheduling conflicts and real-world events, meetings may be scheduled on different dates or occur more frequently. Generally speaking, however, the Council meets twelve times over the course of a year.
As technology advances, our homes are becoming more connected. Mobile devices, TVs and even many new appliances are now incorporating wireless technologies into their normal operations. During Cyber Security Awareness Month, it’s important to consider ways to make sure your home network and the devices that are connected to it are protected.
MADISON, Wis. – From paying bills to interacting with friends, online accounts have become a crucial part of our lives. October is Cyber Security Awareness Month in Wisconsin, and it’s a good time to secure those accounts.
MADISON, Wis. — The increasing online connectivity of many aspects of our lives has made everything from paying bills to controlling the temperature in our homes easier to manage. However, it has also opened new ways for criminals to target victims.
MADISON, Wis. — Cybersecurity is a journey, not a destination. That was the message Monday at the 6th Annual Governor’s Cybersecurity Summit, held on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The summit brought together more than 350 business owners, information technology professionals, and students to learn more about the current threats facing Wisconsin’s cyber landscape.