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State of Texas Cybersecurity Vision

The State of Texas will use its resources efficiently, collaboratively and effectively to create a risk-aware culture that places high value on protecting information entrusted to the state, and to form a protected and resilient cybersecurity environment. 

The Office of the Chief Information Security Officer

The Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (OCISO) provides statewide information security program guidance to state agencies, institutions of higher education, and other governmental entities.  Led by the State of Texas Chief Information Security Officer, Nancy Rainosek, the team works to set state information security policies and standards, publish guidance on best practices, improve incident response preparedness, monitor and analyze incidents, coordinate security services, and promote information sharing throughout the public sector cybersecurity community. 

If you have any questions or comments about the services we provide, please contact DIRSecurity@dir.texas.gov

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News & Updates

86th Legislative Session

Stay up to date with the legislative session, visit DIR's Technology Legislation page for more information. 

2018 Cybersecurity Report

Sec. 2054.0591, Government Code requires the Texas Department of Information Resources to publish a biennial report on cybersecurity by November 15th of each even-numbered years.  

View the 2018 Cybersecurity Report (.pdf)

Cybersecurity Continuing Education Guidelines for Information Resources Employees Published

HB 8, 85(R) required DIR to develop continuing education guidelines for information resources employees regarding cybersecurity. The guidelines are intended to assist agencies in developing their cybersecurity training programs.  The guidelines and other resources can be found on our Templates and Guides webpage.

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