During the last legislative session, I had the great honor of authoring Senate Bill 988 (SB 988) with Representative Lyle Larson. SB 988 established the Texas Cybersecurity, Education and Economic Development Council (“Council”). The purpose of the Council is to leverage public and private partnerships for examining the infrastructure of the state’s cybersecurity operations and to produce strategies for accelerating the growth of the cybersecurity industry within Texas.
The Council is currently in the process of gathering valuable research for the legislative report that will be issued later this year. The Council is composed of highly qualified cybersecurity representatives from the Texas government, business, and academic communities; however, the report would be incomplete without your support and participation. Your participation will be invaluable in allowing the Council to not only identify potential problems, but also best practices that can be modeled throughout the state of Texas.
Please fill out the online survey posted on the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) website (https://dir.inquisiteasp.com/cgi-bin/qwebcorporate.dll?idx=BZ4Z2E) before March 30, 2012. The survey results will allow the Council to identify problems, as well as best practices that should be modeled throughout the state of Texas. For questions, please contact Angel Cruz, Chief Information Security Officer for DIR and the state of Texas, at (512) 463-0130 or email@example.com
Thank you for partnering with us to address and improve the current cyber security industry in Texas. With innovation and continuous risk mitigation, Texas will become a more secure state for businesses, institutions of education, government, and families.