The MassCyberCenter, launched in September 2017, strives to enhance opportunities for the Massachusetts cybersecurity ecosystem to compete as the national cybersecurity leader and to strengthen the resiliency of the Commonwealth’s public and private communities.
In 2022, the Massachusetts Legislature codified the establishment of the Center and confirmed its mission of convening state and local officials and private sector participants to recommend actions needed to address the cybersecurity resiliency of the Commonwealth, while also collaborating with stakeholders to address issues such as cybersecurity workforce development and overall access to cybersecurity resources.
Cybersecurity encompasses the people, process, and technology that provide confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data and critical control systems that keep our Commonwealth running. The Center focuses its activities on balancing the core principles of cybersecurity: People, Process, and Technology.
The MassCyberCenter is led by Director John Petrozzelli and is steered by the Massachusetts Cybersecurity Strategy Council. The Center leads two working groups Cyber Resilient Massachusetts and Cybersecurity Training & Education to facilitate better cybersecurity planning and collaboration and promote resiliency and workforce development for the Commonwealth.