Education and Awareness
As a statewide leader in information resources security, DIR provides education and support to statewide agencies, institutions of higher education, and local governments through a variety of methods.
End-User Security Awareness Training
End-user training, is a program designed to educate end users throughout any organization about security awareness and compliance. This is a resource that bolsters Texas public sector information security awareness programs. The series consists of approximately 40 videos covering topics including "Protecting Your Personal PC," "Social Engineering," "Federal Tax Information" and more. For more information or to obtain a license for your organization, please email email@example.com.
Available resources on Security Awareness Training:
You Are a Target poster
Hardening the Human PDF
Security Awareness Roadmap PDF
End-User Security Awareness Training FAQ – PDF (119 KB)
The InfoSec Academy is designed to provide continuing education for state Chief Information Security Officers and Information Security Officers. The courses offered will prepare security professionals working for the state of Texas for various industry certifications.
The Information Security Forum (ISF) is a free educational conference aimed at public sector Information Security Officers, Information Resources Managers and IT staff throughout the State of Texas. The conference is hosted by the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) and managed by the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (OCISO).
Webinars and Tools
Monthly webinars are hosted for security professionals in the Texas state government system. Topics covered are timely information security issues relevant to DIR customers. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cybersecurity Awareness Month
Governor Greg Abbott proclaimed October 2015 Cyber Security Awareness Month. The State of Texas has joined with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its partners across the country to highlight the importance of cybersecurity and online safety.
Annual Threat Report
The Threat Report features articles that are intended to promote awareness of threat actors targeting state assets and to provide tips and strategies that the NSOC deems effective for detecting or mitigating these threats. Click here to view the full report.