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Guidelines

DIR SolarWinds Orion Platform Breach (PDF|219.94KB) A brief informational document from Texas DIR on the SolarWinds Orion Platform Breach.

January 2021

DIR COVID Vaccine Cold Chain FINAL (PDF|325.9KB) Cybersecurity Considerations for COVID-19 Cold Chain and Vaccine Providers and Suppliers

January 2021

Dec 18_2020 DIR Recommendations on SolarWinds (PDF|268.19KB) OCISO Notice of SolarWinds (Updated Dec 18)

December 2020

VSR Portal User Guide (PDF|6.34MB) VSR Portal User Guide

December 2020

Holiday Online Safety Tip Sheet 2020 (PDF|407.17KB) CISA Holiday Online Safety Tip Sheet for 2020

November 2020

ITSAC Portal - Customer User Guide (DOCX|4.53MB) ITSAC Portal - Customer User Guide

October 2020

CISA_MS-ISAC_Ransomware Guide_S508C (PDF|2.43MB) A ransomware response guidance document developed by DHS CISA and the MS-ISAC.

October 2020

ITSAC Portal - Vendor User Guide (DOCX|2.53MB) ITSAC Portal - Vendor User Guide

October 2020

DIR Security and Vulnerability Bulletins Use Recommendations (PDF|137.71KB) Recommendations for information security vulnerability bulletins.

July 2020

2020 PCLS Questionnaire Instructions (PDF|460.47KB) 2020 PCLS instructions document

June 2020

FY20-21 Training Program Certification Standards Final (PDF|194.96KB) FY20-21 Training Program Certification Standards

May 2020

DIR Zoom Usage Guidelines (PDF|142.47KB) Guidance and suggestions on the use of Zoom and other virtual collaboration tools.

May 2020

Telecommunications Preferences Survey Guidance (PDF|180.92KB) Instructions for completing the survey, cost analysis, and report to DIR.

May 2020

DIR OCISO Cyber Tips for Parents (and Kids!) (PDF|165.57KB) Cybersecurity Tips for Parents and Kids

May 2020

DIR OCISO Cybersecurity Tips Guide (PDF|134.09KB) General tips for promoting cybersecurity.

May 2020

Virtual Collaboration Tools Exploitation - Best Practices for Zoom (PDF|232.43KB) DIR's Office of the Chief Information Security Officer provides an Alert for Potential Virtual Collaboration Tools Exploitation and Best Practices for Zoom Video Conferencing Service.

April 2020

DIR OCISCO Teleworking Tips (PDF|163.53KB) DIR's Office of the Chief Information Security Officer provides the following information technology guidance for teleworkers.

March 2020

Tips for Conducting Open Meetings Remotely (PDF|244.32KB) DIR's how-to guide for governing bodies convening in a virtual forum (e.g. webinar, teleconference).

March 2020

CISA Insights - Risk Management for Novel Coronavirus (PDF|422.32KB) Insights for the physical and cybersecurity issues that may arise from the spread of Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19.

March 2020

ITSAC Portal - Customer Guide (DOCX|1.78MB) ITSAC Portal - Customer Guide v.1.0

February 2020