Cyber Security in Delaware
 

DCSAC

Cyber Security Advisory Council

History

The Delaware Information Security Advisory Council (DE-ISAC) was a small group of members from Law Enforcement, Safety and Homeland Security, and DTI that began meeting in 2015 discussing needs for cyber resilience in Delaware through partnership and communication with critical infrastructure sectors.

After the DE-ISAC facilitated a meeting July 2015 with the critical infrastructure sectors to discuss needs statewide, it was recognized that the effort would need to be much larger than the initially constructed DE-ISAC Team and thus began the effort to develop a Governor-recognized group that would have more influence on cyber security efforts happening across the state. The DE-ISAC Team worked with partners to draft Executive Order #55 that would be signed by Governor Jack Markell on October 28, 2015 and continued by his successor, Governor John Carney. This Governor's Executive Order would formulate the Delaware Cyber Security Advisory Council (DCSAC). DCSAC is chaired by the State Chief Information Officer and the first meeting was held on March 23, 2016.

The members of the group identified specific needs that could not be addressed in the formulated group under EO#55, thus House Bill 429 was introduced to incorporate the necessary changes and increase the number of members. HB429 became Delaware Law in 2018.

DCSAC has incorporated some very important activities including support of advancing the Delaware Fusion Center, developing a cyber partnership amongst the critical infrastructure sectors in Delaware, and influencing the changes to the Delaware Breach Notification Law.


Involved Organizations

  • Association of School Administrators
  • Delaware Healthcare Association
  • Delaware State Chamber of Commerce
  • Delaware State University
  • Department of Justice Department of Justice (DOJ) - Consumer Protection
  • Department of Safety and Homeland Security (DSHS)
  • Exelon
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • League of Local Governments
  • Middlesex Water Company
  • Technology and Information (DTI)
  • University of Delaware
  • Verizon