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Relating to the acknowledgment by management of risks identified in state agency information security plans.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would require that each state agency include in its information security plan, submitted to
the Department of Information Resources,a written acknowledgment that the executive director or
other head of the agency, chief financial officer, and each executive manager as designated by the
agency have been made aware of the risks revealed during the preparation of the agency's
information security plan. Based on the analysis of several agencies, it is assumed that
implementation of the bill could be absorbed within existing resources.
SB 35 would require the head of a state agency to acknowledge in writing that they are aware of "risks revealed during the preparation of the agency’s information security plan" and that they have made certain key agency leaders aware of those shortcomings as well.
No changes were made in House committee.
This bill bolsters government transparency by increasing accountability. Since this is within the proper scope of government, we recommend a yes vote on this legislation.