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Texas InfoSec Academy

The Texas InfoSec Academy launched May 21,2018 and provides industry standard cybersecurity certification and recently added application developer courses, as well as exam certification vouchers to information technology staff at state agencies and public institutions of higher education.  The courses and certifications are at no cost to eligible customers and completely funded by DIR.

Eligible participants can enroll through the link to the InfoSec Academy below. Registered users can view course descriptions, schedules, and apply to enroll in their desired certification courses.  DIR-funded courses will require the approval of the registrant's Information Security Officer and are subject to certain limitations.  We are proud to be able to cover the costs of these certifications for the State of Texas and highly encourage security staff seeking to expand their skills to apply. 

Eligibility

Texas InfoSec Academy security courses and certifications are available at no cost to state agencies and public institutions of higher education.  Enrollment in a course will require the approval of the registrant's Information Security Officer and are subject to certain limitations.  We are proud to be able to cover the costs of these courses and certifications for the State of Texas and highly encourage staff seeking to expand their skills to apply. 

Individuals searching for courses offered by the Texas InfoSec Academy that are not employed at an eligible customer can find competitively priced security trainings through the DIR Cooperative Contracts program.

Enrolling

Staff interested in participating in the Texas InfoSec Academy should register on the Texas InfoSec Academy website.  Registered users can then view course descriptions, schedules, and apply to enroll in their desired certification courses.  Your information security officer will then receive notification of your request and work with our office to finalize your registration.


Available Courses

Application Developer Courses 
Cybersecurity Courses

Texas Security Policy & Assurance Course

The Texas Security Policy & Assurance course is designed to prepare security staff to apply the state rules regarding information security within state agencies or institutions of higher education to enable better support of customers and the citizens of Texas. The course curriculum has been reconstructed and includes modules on Texas rules and relevant cybersecurity legislation, the Texas Cybersecurity Framework, agency security plans, and reporting requirements. All Texas InfoSec Academy attendees are required to take this course.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions about the Texas InfoSec Academy, please see our Texas InfoSec Academy FAQ  or email infosecacademy@dir.texas.gov.

Texas InfoSec Academy Website login

If you have any questions about the Texas InfoSec Academy, please email: infosecacademy@dir.texas.gov

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