The Office of Information Technology (OIT) recently hosted cybersecurity leaders from Romania, in efforts to strengthen relationships and create strategies to fight cyber crime across the globe. The visit was made possible by the Alabama National Guard and its partnership with the Eastern European nation. The commander of the Romanian Defense Staff’s Cyber Command, Brigadier […]
The State of Alabama Office of Information Technology (OIT) is proud to announce that Secretary Jim Purcell and Chief Information Security Officer Ryan Allen are being recognized nationally for their hard work and leadership. Secretary Jim Purcell was awarded the Alabama CIO of the Year ORBIE Award in the Nonprofit/Public Sector category at an award […]
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 […]
The Office of Information Technology is excited to share that Secretary Jim Purcell has been named as a finalist for the inaugural Alabama CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards! From the Birmingham Business Journal: The Alabama CIO Leadership Association has unveiled the finalists in its inaugural Alabama CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards. The CIO […]
Secretary Jim Purcell was selected as a featured writer in Government CIO Outlook magazine in its December 2018 Cloud issue. You can find a link to his article, “The Cloud Strategy and the State” here: https://bit.ly/2CJV0dA. You can find a link to the online magazine here: https://bit.ly/2F1XPIu.
When an issue arises during your workday, time is of the essence. If that complication impedes your ability to get an important task completed, you want it resolved, and resolved fast. That is why the state of Alabama’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) is continuously striving to solve your problems quickly and efficiently. In March […]
OIT is on a fast track to stabilize our asset and configuration management programs. Service Asset and Configuration Management (SACM) utilizes industry best practices to control hardware and software assets throughout the life-cycle. Let’s peel back “Asset” vs. “Configuration Management”. Typically, asset management is focused on procurement, cost, depreciation and disposal. Asset management also integrates […]
The acting secretary of the state of Alabama’s Office of Information Technology (OIT), Jim Purcell, and Chief Information Security Officer, Ryan Allen, took time Tuesday morning to educate students at Fort Dale Academy in Greenville about all things related to information technology and cybersecurity. The two told the students about the state’s new Security Operations […]
The state of Alabama’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) is proud of its efforts and specialized cybersecurity expertise to make sure the November 6th general election was free of data breaches or security hacks. Members of OIT’s Cybersecurity team worked all hours of Election Day in the Security Operations Center, monitoring the Secretary of State’s […]
The website of the state of Alabama’s Office of Information Technology has been recognized nationally. StateTech Magazine has named it one of the “30 Must Read State and Local IT Blogs of 2018.” You can read the article here.