Information security continues to be a major consideration today in the development of mission critical applications and systems for state government. ITS manages core and perimeter defense systems for the state network to maintain a shared and trusted environment.
The ITS Security Services Division's primary focus and responsibility is the identification, management, and mitigation of IT security risks and vulnerabilities within State of Mississippi government computing, communication, and technology resources.
News & Events
Security’s blind spot: The long-term state of exception
It seems every major hack is accompanied by the pointing of fingers. Read More
Top cloud challenges: Security, compliance, and cost control
A new Fugue survey, fielded to over 300 IT operations professionals, executives, and developers, found that most respondents believe that the cloud is not living up to expectations because of compliance and security concerns, unexpected downstream costs, and the glut of cloud management tools available in the market. Read More
Five crucial ways to help keep a system safe from harm
We’re living in an incredible age of technology, invention and innovation. Read More
Defining Your Cyber Risk Appetite
When a senior executive tells the board he or she wants to discuss the company’s risk appetite, usually the board’s interest is piqued. Read More
Cybersecurity battleground shifting to Linux and web servers
Despite an overall drop in general malware detection for the quarter, Linux malware made up more than 36 percent of the top threats identified in Q1 2017. Read More
What makes a good security analyst: The character traits you need
Of all the skillsets IT decision-makers are looking to hire for, cybersecurity is easily the most challenging. Read More
Cloud Security Lessons from the Voter Data Leak
A poorly configured Amazon S3 bucket that led to a massive data leak could easily happen to any organization not adopting proper cloud security measures. Read More
Are the Dangers of Cyberattacks Targeting School Districts Being Overlooked?
School districts around the country have been hit with cyber attacks in recent years. Read More
How to make your employees care about cybersecurity: 10 tips
People are the largest security vulnerability in any organization. Here's some expert advice on how to make cybersecurity training more effective and protect your business. Read More