DTI's Cyber Security Office (CSO) team provides leadership in the areas of Security, Disaster Recovery, and Continuity of Government. This team is responsible for the design and execution of the Delaware Information Security Program and the Continuity of Government and Disaster Recovery Program.
The Department of Technology and Information (DTI) in Delaware is responsible for cyber security for all three branches of government and the entire K-12 public and charter school network. This is, at times, a mixed blessing. We are fortunate to provide direct education and assistance to nearly all governmental and educational organizations, but at the same time, we are charged with ensuring that two very large complicated networks stay secure.
As the FBI has stated, cybercrime is the third greatest threat to the security of our nation, after nuclear war and weapons of mass destruction. Recognizing this, in 2011, by Executive Order of the Governor, all Executive branch employees were required to complete a Cyber Security Computer Based Training (CBT) class. The CBT training is an interactive, non-technical set of courses and takes the employee less than one hour to complete. It is now a part of the state employee education and enrichment program with the goal of having employees refresh their cyber knowledge every year. An unprecedented 98% of these employees successfully completed the eight interactive training modules within the first year.
In the second round of training in 2013-2014, a remarkable 99% of all eligible employees (18,000) successfully completed the training. Their efforts to stay safe online for a second year in a row make Delaware one of the few state governments in the nation to have so many cyber savvy employees.
Recognizing that today's students are far more technologically savvy at earlier ages, DTI has stepped beyond our traditional role of simply supporting state agency and organizations. For over six years we have taken a fun, interactive and educational cyber safety presentation out to 33,000 4th grade students statewide. We have partnered with Verizon, JP Morgan Chase, and Delaware Technical Community College to recruit adult volunteer presenters from state government, higher education and the business community.