November 07, 2019 Lucas Anderson
In June 2019, the Texas legislature passed HB 3834, which requires annual cybersecurity training for elected officials as well as school district employees. The required annual cybersecurity training must be completed by June 14, 2020.
This legislation directed the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) to certify at least five programs to provide the required training.
DIR has evaluated the initial submissions for cybersecurity training and certified 19 programs. Download the list of programs with vendors, titles, and additional information. All the listed programs will satisfy the state cybersecurity training requirement created by HB 3834. Additionally, districts that applied for exceptions are included on the list.
Districts who employ a dedicated information resources cybersecurity officer may select a training program of their choice if it satisfies the following statutory requirements.
In this case, districts must request a program exemption.
Additional information can be found on a DIR website FAQ. Any other questions relating to HB 3834 and the annual cybersecurity training requirement may be directed to TXTrainingCert@dir.texas.gov.
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