DIR partners with Angelo State University to improve cybersecurity
The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) will partner with Angelo State University (ASU) to operate the pilot Regional Security Operations Center (RSOC) to provide local governments in Texas with cybersecurity.
RSOC, which was created with the passing of SB 475 in the 87th Legislative Session, will provide “boots on the ground” support to local governments that need assistance with major cybersecurity incidents. The RSOC will also offer network security infrastructure that local governments can use. RSOC may also provide real-time network security monitoring, network security alerts, incident response, and cybersecurity educational services.
DIR hopes to partner with additional public universities throughout the state to serve local entities and protect the state from cybersecurity threats. Partnering with universities will give students hands-on experience in cybersecurity while making Texas more secure.
Eligible customers for RSOC include counties, local governments, school districts, water districts, hospital districts, and regional state agency offices.