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IT Security

IT Security ensures that an organization's material and software resources are used only for their intended purposes. At ITD, security is a part of everything we do. 

Security Goals

  1. Integrity: Guaranteeing that data is what it is believed to be
  2. Confidentiality: Ensuring that only authorized individuals have access to the resources being exchanged
  3. Availability: Guaranteeing the proper operation of information systems
  4. Non-repudiation: Guaranteeing that an operation cannot be denied
  5. Authentication: Ensuring that only authorized individuals have access to the resources

Security Best Practices

Security Awareness

Security Officers

Securing IT resources within ND state government requires collaboration among stakeholders. In accordance with the Incident Prevention/Response/Notification Standard, each customer of ITD shall designate an agency contact. That person, known as the agency's Security Officer, becomes part of a proactive group that communicates and corrects security incidents and vulnerabilities.

The primary communication channels used is the Security Officer's ListServ. For confidentiality reasons, membership to the list is managed by ITD. Customers may join the Security Officer's Listserv by sending an enrollment request along with their name, agency name, phone number, and email address to itdsecur@nd.gov.

Password Changes

ITD uses a challenge-question process to verify the identity of anyone requesting a password change. Individuals are required to complete an Online Password Information Form or provide the Service Desk with a Password Change Information Form (SFN52378) before ITD can reset their password.



Windows Server 2003 Support Ends July 14, 2015

Friday, June 19, 2015

This is a reminder that on Tuesday, July 14, 2015, Microsoft will discontinue support for the Windows 2003 Server Operating System.

ND Login Forced Password Change

Thursday, June 18, 2015

After June 21st, users of an ND State Login account will be required to update their password upon their next successful login.

2015 ND Cyber Security Conference Logo

2015 Cyber Security Conference

Friday, January 23, 2015

The North Dakota Cyber Security Conference brings together community members from academia, government and industry to share strategies, best practices and innovative solutions to address today’s challenges in cyber security.

2014 National Cyber Security Month Awareness Logo

October Cyber Security Awareness Month

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Learn about the importance of cyber security, and how to keep your information safe.

May 2014 Security Newsletter

Friday, May 30, 2014

Learn about Protecting Against Mobile Malware in this month's edition of the Security Newsletter.

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Associated Rates

Title Current Rate Current One Time Fee

Network access charge is assessed for each state FTE for statewide area network access and other network services. 


All rates include 4.9% overhead charge.

Cyber Security Tips

Cyber Threat Level Indicator

April 06, 2015 - CryptoWall Indicators
  CIS has seen an increase in CryptoWall malware infections. CryptoWall is ransomware that seeks out and encrypts documents on the infected...
November 13, 2013 - Beware of Philippines Typhoon Scams
The Center for Internet Security today reminds Internet users who receive appeals to donate money in the aftermath of the typhoon in the Philippines...
November 05, 2013 - Is That App Giving Away Your Privacy?
Be careful when you install apps on your mobile device. Many apps want more permissions than actually needed for their function. For example, some...
November 04, 2013 - Think Before You Click
Bad guys often use current news, sensational topics, and promises of shocking photos and video to get you to click on malicious links. Don't fall for...

Tips provided by Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC)


What Our Customers Are Saying

Ultra fast response, thanks!

Badlands Human Service Center
July 9, 2015