Collaboration

​Collaboration is a critical element to protecting information. Through various mediums of information sharing and collaboration, DIR works to keep customers aware of risks, trends and solutions in information security.

Texas Cybersecurity Council

The Texas Cybersecurity Council was created to develop enduring partnerships between private industry and public sector organizations to ensure that critical infrastructure and sensitive information are protected, develop a cybersecurity workforce and develop strategies and solutions that ensure Texas continues to lead in the area of cybersecurity at a national level.

Statewide Information Security Advisory Committee

Comprised of security officers from state agencies and representatives from local government and private industry, the Statewide Information Security Advisory Committee (SISAC) provides guidance to DIR's statewide security program.

Information Security Working Group

DIR Cybersecurity Newsletter

DIR publishes a monthly, online newsletter on timely security topics to keep our customers informed and aware of risks and trends in information security as well as updates in the Office of the Chief Information Security Office.

Security Email Distribution Lists

Information is also shared with statewide IT personnel is through Security Email Distribution Lists. All requests to join these lists must come from state agency-designated Information Resource Managers (IRMs) or Information Security Officers (ISOs).

Homeland Security Information Network

The Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) Coordination Platform, provides secure, real-time collaboration tools for government organizations and private industry entities on issues related to security.