Texas Department of Information Resources Issues Statement Following Governor Abbott’s Domestic Terrorism Taskforce Meeting

Jan 07 2020

AUSTIN – The Executive Director of the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR), Amanda Crawford, gave this statement today, following Governor Greg Abbott’s Domestic Terrorism Taskforce meeting:

"The Texas Department of Information Resources constantly detects and blocks malicious traffic on the networks of the multiple state agencies it services.  In the past 48 hours, DIR observed an increase in network activity from outside the United States, including Iran. As global threats to cybersecurity increase, we urge Texans to be vigilant and use heightened awareness as they conduct Internet activity." 

For more information on cybersecurity best practices, please visit DIR's Cybersecurity Best Practices webpage. 

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