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Information Security (IS) Conference 2024 registration now open

Join us for a day of thought-provoking discussions and networking opportunities with industry experts! The conference theme is “The Art of (Cyber) War: Embracing Innovation & Empowering Defense: Fortifying Digital Frontiers." We can’t wait to see you there!

Possibilities and Progress

Save the date June 5: Services fair and wireless carrier exchange

We're hosting two in-person events on June 5 and attendees are invited to attend one or both. A services fair will be held from 9 - 11 a.m. and a wireless carrier information exchange will be held from 1-3 p.m. Separate registration is required for both events.  

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Introducing COV Grade: a product family of IT products, services and solutions

We are excited to introduce COV Grade, a product family of select Commonwealth of Virginia offerings for IT products, services and solutions designed for public entities.

 

Popular topics of interest for localities

Collaboration with our partners, especially at the local level, is critical in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

In response to feedback, we've collated resources and combined them into one easy-to-use location specifically for localities in Virginia.

As this effort evolves this featured section will be updated as needed. If you have questions or suggestions, please contact us at vitacomms@vita.virginia.gov.


Federal cybersecurity grant opportunities

The federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 created the state and local cybersecurity grant program to help state, local, and tribal entities work together to improve cybersecurity.  

VITA, in collaboration with our partners, including Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) serving as the State Administrative Agency (SAA), has applied for and been awarded grants for all available program years. 

VITA is currently taking applications for the first project funded from the grant awards – Cybersecurity Plan capability assessment.  

To apply for this project, and for more information about the federal grant program, please visit our Grant Programs page.

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month (CSAM) for the Commonwealth of Virginia

The CSAM theme for 2022 is "We're all in.” Because we are all in on cybersecurity in Virginia.

For Cybersecurity Awareness Program Government Resources visit VITA's Cyber Awareness for localities.


Did you have a cyber security breach?

Use the cyber incident report form to notify the Commonwealth.

This form is for public bodies and other organizations to notify the Virginia Fusion Center of cybersecurity incidents, in partnership with Virginia State Police (VSP), Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM), and VITA.

Visit reportcyber.viriginia.gov FAQs page for related questions and answers on the use of this form.

Approved vendors to be used in the Commonwealth

Enterprise Cloud Oversight Service (ECOS)

ECOS provides oversight functions and management of cloud based services, specifically focused on software as a service (SaaS). To view ECOS Approved Supplier List and Metrics visit Approved Application List and ECOS Metrics.

For agencies undertaking the decision to move to cloud-based services additional information can be found at Enterprise Cloud Oversight Service (ECOS).


Interested in our ready-to-use statewide contracts? 

All public bodies can utilize statewide contracts developed by VITA, if provided for in the solicitation or contract.

Begin your search now for available statewide contracts.

Training and workforce opportunities available:

The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity enables organizations to develop their workforces to perform cybersecurity work, and it helps learners to explore cybersecurity work and to engage in appropriate learning activities to develop their knowledge and skills.

The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies’ Cyber Career Roadmap digital tool offers an interactive way for working professionals (cyber and non-cyber), employers, students, and recent grads to explore and build their own career roadmap across the 52 different NICE Framework work roles.

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Downloads available for use at your locality:

Here are presentations and documents available to download for use at your locality:

 

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