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Building a More Secure and Prosperous Texas through Expanded Cybersecurity Mary Dickerson Texas Cybersecurity, Education and Economic Development Council.

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1 Building a More Secure and Prosperous Texas through Expanded Cybersecurity Mary Dickerson Texas Cybersecurity, Education and Economic Development Council April 2013

2 The Texas Cybersecurity Education, and Economic Development Council (TCEEDC)  Established in 2011 by Texas Legislature (SB 988)  9 members from government, academia, industry  Council directive - provide recommendations to:  Improve the infrastructure of the state’s cybersecurity operations with existing resources and through partnerships between government, business, and institutions of higher education  Examine specific actions to accelerate the growth of cybersecurity as an industry in Texas

3 TCEEDC SWOT Analysis

4 Advancing a Cyber Secure Infrastructure for Texas Recommendations: – State level Coordinator for CyberSecurity within the Office of the Governor – Business Executives for Texas Security (BETS) partnership – “Cyber Star” program to foster improvement of cyber resiliency in both private and public infrastructure in the state as well as increasing public trust establishing a baseline for responsible cyber operations

5 Advancing a Cyber Secure Infrastructure for Texas Recommendations (cont.) – Adopt the Community Cyber Security Maturity Model (CCSMM) as a State-wide guide – Update the Duties and Powers of the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR)

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7 Proposed CyberStar Program

8 Benefits of Cyber Star Process-driven model that encourages continuous innovation with risk mitigation Private and public sector mutually incented, and protected physically and legally Enables application of resilience framework across all objectives: protect/deter, detect/monitor, constrain/isolate, maintain/recover, and adapt

9 Developing CyberSecurity Industry in Tx Recommendations: – Develop a comprehensive strategy and roadmap – Increase the number of cybersecurity practitioners in Texas – Provide a consistent voice for industry – Continue investment in higher education cybersecurity programs. – Promote collaboration, innovation, and entrepreneurship in cybersecurity

10 Creating an Enduring Cybersecurity Culture in Texas Recommendations: – Establish the BETS group to set in motion activities that will create the Texas cybersecurity education pipeline – Review and sharpen DIR’s leadership role in establishing a sustainable cybersecurity awareness program for all Texans

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12 Proposed Texas Legislation SB Extends the Council to September 2015 (2 additional years) SB 1102 – Establishes the state cybersecurity coordinator position and framework, allows for implementation of the BETS/CyberStar concepts as well as any of the Council’s recommendations

13 Proposed Texas Legislation cont. SB 1134 – Expands DIR roles to include cybersecurity initiatives for state agencies and also to promote public awareness of cybersecurity SB 1597 – Requires state agencies to document specific information security plans and submit biannual reports to DIR

14 For More Information: TCEEDC: Mary E. Dickerson, MBA CISSP, CISM, PMP Executive Director, IT Security Chief Information Security Officer University of Houston | University of Houston System phone:


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