The North Dakota Information Technology (NDIT) department today announced that Multistate- Information Sharing & Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) playbook is available on the Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR Marketplace, the industry’s largest and most comprehensive security orchestration marketplace. The content pack from NDIT on Cortex XSOAR’s Marketplace provides customers with the ability to fetch Multistate information sharing and analysis center (MS-ISAC) events and alert details. North Dakota is the first state to have a playbook published in the Cortex XSOAR Marketplace.

Gov. Doug Burgum today congratulated the high school teams signed up to participate in the ND Cyber Madness tournament. Ten high school teams from nine high schools across North Dakota have enrolled in the free cyber tournament to take place Feb. 10-12 at Bismarck State College Center of Excellence.  The ND Cyber Madness high school tournament is a friendly competition to get students involved in cybersecurity. With almost a zero percent unemployment rate, jobs in cybersecurity are promising for ND students.    

Fort Yates Middle School will be taking part in 'Hour of Code™’ on Dec. 9. Staff from North Dakota Information Technology-EduTech, Microsoft Teals, and North Dakota Department of Public Instruction have collaborated to plan this schoolwide event. Fort Yates Middle School educators and administration are implementing many facets into this event, to include career awareness focused on computer science and cybersecurity and emphasize Indigenous connections to the topics.   

  'Hour of Code™ will take place statewide on Thursday, Dec. 9 between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The 'Hour of Code™’ is a global movement introducing tens of millions of students worldwide to computer science, inspiring kids to learn more, breaking stereotypes, and leaving them feeling empowered. Held in conjunction with Computer Science Education Week, the event is part of a broader effort to give students of all ages opportunities to learn about coding and computer science as foundational skills for the workforce of the future. 

Chief Information Officer of North Dakota Shawn Riley announced today North Dakota Information Technology (NDIT) department architect Tracy Korsmo received the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) Outstanding Service Award. 

 North Dakota Chief Information Officer Shawn Riley today announced Michael Gregg as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). 

The State of North Dakota Chief Information Officer Shawn Riley today announced North Dakota’s participation in the CyberStart America Competition. It is a free program sponsored by the National Cyber Scholarship Foundation and SANS Institute encouraging all high school students to explore their aptitude for cybersecurity and computer science. This FREE cybersecurity training game runs Oct. 27, 2021 through April 27, 2022. Students can pre-register now at or register on launch day.  

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North Dakota Chief Information Officer Shawn Riley today announced Ravi Krishnan as Chief Data Officer (CDO). He will be responsible for helping reinvent government through technology and enhanced user experiences for citizens and stakeholders.  

The State of North Dakota Chief Information Officer Shawn Riley today announced the North Dakota Cyber Madness tournament is coming to Bismarck, Feb. 10 – 12, 2022.  All North Dakota high schools are invited to compete for a fun, educational, and skill-building experience.   

Schools can use this link to register for the tournament.  

Riley said, “We are super excited North Dakota continues to be a leader in cybersecurity education and can charge the way with this first-of-its-kind tournament.”    

North Dakota Chief Information Officer Shawn Riley today emphasizes demand and opportunities in cybersecurity for Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week. North Dakota students, parents and educators are encouraged to explore educational and career opportunities in the cybersecurity industry.