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Report proposes changes to Iowa's cybersecurity efforts

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa officials have released a report that proposes to update how the state addresses cybersecurity threats, but it's unclear how much the efforts could cost.

The report distributed Monday lists a range of recommendations for how Iowa can reduce risks to state government operations. It includes having better guidelines for state employees receiving emails and storing data that are vulnerable to hacking.

Gov. Terry Branstad says many potential changes do not require legislative action, though Iowa code would need to be updated.

The report does not include detailed operational plans or a budget. Branstad says that information will be available later.

A group of state agencies, led by the Office of the Chief Information Officer, helped draft the report following an executive order issued in December.

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