Baseline Cybersecurity Best Practices:

An Overview for Success in Applying for the State and Local Cybersecurity Program

ATARC State and Local Cyber Grants Working Group | March 2023

The integrity of an organization’s information systems and data is essential for its overall success. Cybersecurity threats are becoming increasingly sophisticated, and it is important for organizations to implement strong security measures to protect against them. In this document are common baseline security best practices that organizations should implement to help greater protect their infrastructure. Additionally, we have combined this with an overview and the requirements the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) considers important when applying for the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program.