Texas Cybersecurity Council Participation Application
The Texas Cybersecurity Council is created by the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) to develop enduring partnerships between private industry and public sector organizations to ensure that critical infrastructure and sensitive information are protected, to develop a cybersecurity workforce to protect technology resources from increasing threats and develop strategies and solutions that ensure that Texas continues to lead in areas of cybersecurity.
The Council membership is comprised of participation tiers that limit the leadership and decision-making voting group defined as Council Members, and a broad non-voting group defined as Council Guests.
The Council is led by the State Cybersecurity Coordinator, as designated by the DIR Executive Director. The Council also elects a Vice-Chair that will fulfill the duties of the Chair if for any reason the Chair is temporarily unavailable.
All Council members are selected designates pursuant to Section 2054.512 of the Texas Government Code. Members designated by their agency are considered permanent members. All other members have a two-year term of service. Only members of the Council have voting rights.
Council Guests are participants of the public-private partnership consisting of organizations or individuals that can support the achievement of the Council’s objectives. Guests serve at the pleasure of the Council without term limits. Guests do not have voting rights.
Council Participant Requirements
All members and guests of the Council are expected to abide by the terms of the Council’s charter and sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). Candidates are expected to be familiar with the charter and mission of the Council before applying.