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In order to protect the information of every North Dakota citizen who interacts with state agencies for various services, the North Dakota Information Technology Department is offering the Tenable Vulnerability Management tool at no cost to agencies on STAGEnet.

Chief Information Security Officer Kevin Ford announced today the State of North Dakota Information Technology Department is providing a free online cybersecurity risk and vulnerability assessment to help citizens increase their ability to protect themselves and their personal devices from cyber-attacks.

The Personal Security Risk and Vulnerability Assessment online tool is available now at Defend.nd.gov

K-20W Initiative nominated for Golden GOVIT Award

Chief Information Officer Shawn Riley, Chief Information Security Officer Kevin Ford and Chief Data Officer Dorman Bazzell will participate in the 39th Annual Government IT Symposium Dec. 8 - 10.

A statewide Hour of Code will take place Dec. 7 - 11 as part of a nationwide, annual event hosted by Code.org. 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 21st century skills.

North Dakota Chief Information Officer Shawn Riley today encouraged North Dakota students, parents and educators to explore the exciting educational and career opportunities available during Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week.

Gov. Doug Burgum today announced the state’s participation in CyberStart America, an innovative, online cybersecurity competition sponsored by the National Cyber Scholarship Foundation and SANS Institute. The competition encourages high school students to explore their aptitude for cybersecurity and computer science with a chance to win prizes and scholarships. Registration is open and play begins today. The competition runs through Feb. 28, 2021.

 Code.org, the Computer Science Teachers Association, and the Expanding Computing Education Pathways Alliance have released the 2020 State of Computer Science Education: Illuminating Disparities. The report shows that despite increased diversity in computer science classrooms across the country over the last decade, disparities still exist as fewer than half of high schools in the U.S. teach computer science.

Health Hotline spoofing alertPosted: Oct 16, 2020News

North Dakota Information Technology Department (NDIT) and North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) have received reports of 'spoofing' attacks in which cybercriminals misrepresent themselves as a healthcare professional to extract personal information. Criminals may also be using phone number masking tools to conceal their phone numbers or to emulate the NDDoH public health hotline (866-207-2880).

 North Dakota’s Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) program now provides daily data on school, district and state learning preferences for students; face to face; hybrid (for example, two days a week face to face); or all distance learning: https://insights.nd.gov/Education/State/COVID.

Intune and Autopilot tools save 900 hours of staff time for New England School District