In the 2017 Legislative Session, the Mississippi Legislature passed House Bill 999 that created a new section of Mississippi Code (25-53-201) for the advancement of the state government enterprise approach to cybersecurity.
To fulfill the statutory requirements in Mississippi Code Ann. 25-53-201 for cybersecurity, the State of Mississippi will have a comprehensive cybersecurity program (the Enterprise Security Program) to provide coordinated oversight of the cybersecurity efforts across all state agencies, including cybersecurity systems, services and development of policies, standards and guidelines.
The Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services (ITS) will administer the Enterprise Security Program to execute the duties and responsibilities of Mississippi Code Ann. 25-53-201.
For detailed information on the Enterprise Security Program regarding roles and responsibilities, framework, compliance, and governance; please refer to the document below:
Enterprise Security Program