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The status of new cybersecurity laws proposed in South Dakota

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April 14, 2023

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The status of new cybersecurity laws proposed in South Dakota

As employers in the private and public sectors adjust to the advent of flexible work over the last two years, they're simultaneously trying to protect their organizations from attackers looking to steal and sell data.

2021 was a year defined by significant cyberattacks that crippled infrastructure and shut down hospitals, schools, and municipal governments. It's the same year the Colonial Pipeline, which supplies gasoline to millions living in the Northeast U.S., was hobbled by a ransomware attack that triggered a gas panic and elevated prices for consumers.

And lawmakers were paying attention—passing dozens of laws in 2022 aimed at training workers, securing government agencies, and funneling money into cybersecurity education programs.

Drata compiled a list of new cybersecurity-related legislation in South Dakota through February 2023 based on data collected by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

States that passed the most cybersecurity legislation in the past year:

#1. Maryland - 8 laws enacted

#2. Florida - 4

#3 (tie). Virginia - 3

#3 (tie). Kentucky - 3

South Dakota new cybersecurity laws in 2022
- Bills enacted: 1
- Bills failed: 0
- Bills vetoed: 0

SD HB 1092
- Description: Appropriates funds for purposes of creating the precision agriculture cybersecurity CyberAg partnership initiative between South Dakota State University and Dakota State University, developing undergraduate and graduate curricula, engaging in research, and providing associated outreach programming and communication to address agricultural security threats.
- Read more about the bill here

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