IT Security ensures that an organization's material and software resources are used only for their intended purposes. At NDIT, security is a part of everything we do.
Securing IT resources within ND state government requires collaboration among stakeholders. In accordance with the Incident Prevention/Response/Notification Standard, each customer of NDIT 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 NDIT. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
NDIT 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 NDIT can reset their password.
Network access charge is assessed for each state FTE for statewide area network access and other network services.
Login and password policy and procedures.
Policies and responsibilities for the installation and coordination of Active Directory in the state of North Dakota
Policies and responsibilities for the use of Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware tools
Ensures basic auditing requirements are in place
Ensures that customer information resulting from online activities or electronic commerce is secured.
Ensures employees are informed of current security best practices recommended for technologies being utilized by the state.
Ensures that sensitive information is encrypted.
Ensures that any vulnerabilities or incidents are communicated to the necessary individuals.
Establishes security procedures for access to mobile devices.
Establishes physical security policies to minimize the risk of unauthorized access to the state government network.
Establishes a public workstation security policy to minimize the risk of unauthorized access to the state government network.
Establishes policies to provide remote access capability without compromising the network.
Celebrated every October, National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) – #CyberAware – was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure that all Americans have the information they need to stay safer and more secure online.
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.
National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) – celebrated every October - was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online.
As of January 12,2016, Internet Explorer 11 will be the only supported version of Internet Explorer on Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.
On September 28th, Governor Jack Dalrymple announced he is forming a Cybersecurity Task Force to help address the rapidly evolving and expanding cyber threats facing the nation and the potential impact on North Dakota’s state government.
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 - registration is now open!
Every two years, the North Dakota Legislature authorizes the State Auditor’s Office to coordinate a security assessment of the state’s IT infrastructure. Join the ManTech Security Audit Debriefing as they present the results, offer advice, and answer questions regarding IT security best practices.