We must protect our state’s information infrastructure, including voting and election processes, by upgrading our cybersecurity protocols and software to the highest possible level.  This means keeping pace with the technology of today and limiting opportunities for hackers, rogue groups or nation states, and cyberterrorists to do potential harm.  The events of the 2016 election cycle are but one example in a string of recent cyberattacks aimed at weakening our country.  We need to encrypt sensitive government data to the highest possible level, help vital non-governmental organizations and utilities maintain adequate defenses, and assign more human resources to strengthening our cyber-monitoring efforts.