Malicious emails designed to trick users have become an everyday occurrence for counties.
Nearly 12,000 county officials and staff have enrolled in the first cycles of TAC's Cybersecurity Awareness Training Program, and are learning to think before they click to protect their county computer networks and data.
While registration for the current cycles of TAC's Cybersecurity Awareness Training Program is now closed, TAC is developing plans for training to be offered to counties in the near future.
Now Required: Cybersecurity Training
Texas HB 3834, passed in the 2019 Legislative Session, requires county officials and staff who have access to a local government computer system or database to complete annual cybersecurity training. The bill states that the training must be certified by the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR).
While no training programs have been certified yet, TAC is working closely with DIR to ensure its future training is certified and fulfills the requirements of the bill.
Once training programs have been certified, county officials and staff will have until June 14, 2020, to complete training for the first annual requirement.
Stay Informed on Future TAC Training
Check back here regularly to find updates on training certification, as well as TAC's Cybersecurity Awareness Training Program. Once registration is open for future courses through the TAC Cybersecurity Awareness Training Program, TAC will notify counties via email.
If you would like to stay informed about upcoming cybersecurity trainings, please complete the form below.