P.O. Box 12068, State Capitol
Austin, Texas 78711
Tel. (512) 463-0112
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 19, 2017
AUSTIN — The Texas House of Representatives has approved SB 532 by Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, to strengthen cybersecurity across state government.
"SB 532 will help us better secure the sensitive data stored by our state agencies, assess our security measures and protect against cyber-attacks," Senator Nelson said.
SB 532 directs the Department of Information Resources (DIR) to assess each state agency's Information Technology (IT) security when making a major IT purchase. It also requires agencies not using Data Center Services (DCS) to consider cloud storage or a DCS for their data storage needs. SB 532 requires DIR to produce a report on state agency use of commercial could service along with cost savings.