The Chief Information Security Office is responsible for IT security functions. The office works with the enterprise to establish the best security practices and risk management processes, and deploys strategies aimed at protecting and securing the Commonwealth's data. The agency also plays a major role in promoting security awareness.
Security Administration Branch
The Security Administration Branch provides enterprise services such as network monitoring, incident handling and performing security reviews. The staff has a serious and sincere view of the importance of information security and it is their goal to actively promote the confidentiality, integrity and availability of Commonwealth of Kentucky data.
The COT Security Administration Branch issues alerts and posts them online to promote awareness of recent IT security threats or concerns. Alerts are also archived for future reference.
Forms used for obtaining services from COT include several which are specifically designed for requesting security-related services.
Security Policies, Procedures and Standards
External Security Links and Newsletters
The policies, procedures and standards found at the links in this section lay the groundwork for conducting state business in a secure and efficient manner. The Security Standard Prodedures Manual Security Standard Procedures Manual (SSPM COT-067) is one of these important documents.
National organizations involved in cyber security activities are an excellent source of current cyber security information.
Training and Security Awareness
Information and links for training and awareness in cyber security are found on this page and are useful for both employees and home users.Cyber Security Awareness Month 2012
October 2012 is national Cyber Security Awareness Month. This page contains the schedule for events and information for attendance.
COT services include both complimentary (no-cost) and billable IT security services. The services are listed and described on the Security Services web page.