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Relating to state agency and local government information management and security, including establishment of the state risk and authorization management program and the Texas volunteer incident response team; authorizing fees.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
However, the bill would authorize DIR to establish regional network security centers to assist in providing cybersecurity support and network security to regional offices or locations for state agencies and other entities that elect to participate in and receive services. If DIR establishes regional network security centers, there would be an indeterminate cost to the state.
SB 475 would enact various provisions in the interest of improving state agencies' cybersecurity measures, including establishing a state risk and authorization management program, a volunteer cybersecurity incidence response team, regional network security centers, and a framework for regional cybersecurity working groups. The bill would also allow the Department of Information Resources to create a fee schedule for participating entities receiving incident response team assistance.
As SB 475 does not pertain to the liberty principles, Texas Action is neutral on this bill.