Statewide Security Monitoring Initiative (SSMI)
The Statewide Security Monitoring Initiative (SSMI) is a program devoted to protecting the data of all Minnesotans by partnering with participating county governments, port cities, and tribal nations to ultimately fortify the cybersecurity of the entire state of Minnesota.
- Provides: Infrastructure, hardware, and software for cybersecurity detection and monitoring, security event detection, incident validation, and incident response support for suspicious and malicious network events
- Focus: Improving situational awareness of and response to cybersecurity incidents that impact Minnesota government, specifically counties, port cities, and tribes
The SSMI program creates a layered approach to security starting with secure access to MNET through partnering with a vendor that provides 24/7 endpoint protection monitoring service. SSMI offerings also include external and internal vulnerability scans for partner agencies.
How to get engaged
SSMI services are grant funded and targeted toward county governments, port cites, and tribal nations. Eligible entities can inquire on specific services available through MNIT’s Security Operations Center (SOC) Cyber Navigator.