The Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (OCISO) protects the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the vast amounts of data maintained by state agencies to serve our citizens. The OCISO is tasked with two very different but equally important missions which are carried out by the Government Governance Risk Compliance (GRC) team and the […]
The OIT team involved with implementing the new solution includes Acting Secretary, Jim Purcell, Auzzie Brown, Derik Dubard, James Francis, Robert Schodorf, David Kicker, Bandu Hettiaratchi, Joel Cook, Holley Tindol, and Jane Claire Carter. The Office of Information Technology, Systems Administration team successfully implemented Proofpoint Enterprise Security Gateway that replaced McAfee Email Security Gateway used […]
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), an annual campaign to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. Cybersecurity incidents can cripple computers and networks and cause a loss of public confidence. Inadequate cybersecurity measures can lead to the compromise of sensitive information. Government organizations have the responsibility of protecting citizens’ personal information, but […]
If you were accustomed to looking up ISD IT and Security policies on the cybersecurity website (http://cybersecurity.alabama.gov), you will no longer find them there and you will be redirected to the new OIT website IT Governance Library. In that area of the OIT website is a link to “Legacy IT Policies and Standards.” These are […]
There is a new policy on the (new) OIT website: OIT Policy 540: State Email and Directory Services. This new OIT policy updates and replaces two of the ISD legacy policies: Policy 540: E-mail Communications and Policy 545: Electronic Collaboration. http://oit.alabama.gov/governance-library/500-architecture/ This policy established OIT responsibility to maintain and administer the State’s primary, centralized email […]
Why Should I Care About Computer Security? Computers help us maintain our financial, social, and professional relationships. We use them for banking and bill paying, online shopping, connecting with our friends and family through email and social networking sites, researching data posted on the Internet, and so much more. We rely heavily on our computers […]
The National Governors Association has been focused on engaging states when it comes to cybersecurity, and now a multi-state compact stands as another positive sign of progress.
MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced Tuesday that she has signed onto a multi-state compact to improve cybersecurity within the state. The “Compact to Improve State Cybersecurity” was agreed upon at the 2017 National Governors Association (NGA) Summer Meeting