Helping you protect critical information resources.

The data your organization holds - and the technology you use to collect, protect, and maintain it - are immensely valuable resources. And they’re owned by the taxpayers of Texas. As such, you must ensure that you’re doing everything feasible to protect and secure these assets.  

 Cybersecurity threats are always evolving. DIR is here to help your agency stay ahead of them.

Report an Incident

Request assistance from DIR by calling the Incident Response Hotline at (877) DIR-CISO.

Information Security Resources

Browse these helpful resources

Security Policy and Planning
View the official cybersecurity standards for state agencies and institutions of higher education in Texas
Security Policy and Planning
Incident Response Resources
Learn about requirements and resources available if you experience a cybersecurity incident.
Incident Response Resources
Outreach and Education
View resources provided to better educate all Texas citizens on safe cybersecurity practices.
Outreach and Education
Information Security Officers (ISO)
Designate an ISO or view resources to help your organization manage and respond to cybersecurity threats.
Information Security Officers (ISO)
Information Security Services
View the various service offerings on DIR Contracts available to eligible customers.
Information Security Services
Texas Information Sharing & Analysis Organization
Connect, share, and find resources to help Texans protect Texas.
Texas Information Sharing & Analysis Organization

About OCISO

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.  

Office of the Chief Information Security Officer 

The Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (OCISO) provides information security program guidance to the Texas public sector.  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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