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In an extension of the cybersecurity partnership between the State of Alabama Office of Information Technology (OIT) and the Alabama National Guard (ALNG), OIT and ALNG are now collaborating with other state government agencies through various tabletop exercises, with a common goal of defending Alabama against bad actors targeting the state’s infrastructure and critical information […]

Meet OIT’s Cybersecurity Team

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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 […]

Proofpoint Security Gateway Increases Email Security

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The Office of Information Technology, Systems Administration team successfully implemented Proofpoint Enterprise Security Gateway that replaced McAfee Email Security Gateway used for OIT’s email service customers for the past several years. The cut-over took place the week of October 23, 2017. The need to replace McAfee Gateway arose as the licenses were scheduled to expire […]

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

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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. https://oit.alabama.gov/governance-library/500-architecture/ This policy established OIT responsibility to maintain and administer the State’s primary, centralized email […]