3/8/2017 4:07:45 PM
Cybersecurity was Minnesota IT Services’ top priority last year, and it’s no surprise it is priority number one again this year. While MNIT has a robust security team and defense mechanisms, it must constantly be vigilant. Even the most sophisticated cyber-knowledge and tools have their limits, especially against nimble and determined thieves. It only takes one successful breach by a criminal to cause the loss of data, damage the state’s reputation and create financial harm to citizens. It is why this is not just a MNIT priority; Governor Mark Dayton has also included cybersecurity requests in his budget for the last two years.
"Securing the State is just one of MNIT’s three top priorities this year."
Thomas A. Baden Jr.
State CIO and Minnesota IT Services Commissioner
MNIT’s security team is working on a number of initiatives for the management, control and protection of state systems and data. But cybersecurity is a team effort – a team beyond the information technology security team. Everyone working on behalf of the State of Minnesota needs to understand the risk we face in using technology so we can all work together to protect state systems and data.
Employees can play their part in this effort in a number of ways:
Here is how to send a suspicious email to your Security team from Microsoft Outlook:
Select the offending email.