Update old ISD contacts to oit.alabama.gov by January 4th

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On October 1, 2017, the Department of Finance’s Information Services Division merged with the Office of information Technology. In an effort to standardize the OIT brand, ISD email addresses for all OIT employees were changed from “isd.alabama.gov” to “oit.alabama.gov”. On Jan 4, 2018 all isd.alabama.gov email addresses will be deactivated. We ask all our colleagues […]

Proofpoint Security Gateway Increases Email Security

Posted Posted in Cybersecurity, News

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 […]

Introducing New Members of OIT Enterprise Project Management (EPMO)

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Each department in OIT has experienced exponential growth in talent since its inception and that includes the introduction of the department of EPMO with its three newest team members. The EPMO serves OIT through Project Management efforts and Business Analysis support, along with Governance of IT projects that state agencies utilize for oversight. The EPMO […]

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Posted Posted in Cybersecurity, News

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 […]

New “State Email and Directory Services” OIT Policy

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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 […]