A cornerstone of the team is to ensure Virginia and its agencies are making good investments in cyber enhancements while empowering agencies to make better and faster decisions in securing their IT landscapes.
VITA's security and risk management, and the chief information security officer (CISO), are responsible for IT security and risk management for executive branch agencies. The scope includes protection of computer systems and networks from theft of or damage to hardware, software or electronic data, as well as from the disruption or misdirection of the services they provide.
Gov. Northam has recognized October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Read the proclmation.
VITA security teams are committed to protecting the Commonwealth's valuable data assets and providing a safe, secure technology environment that enables state agencies to accomplish their respective missions. VITA's security and risk management directorate is tasked with fulfilling this mission and in doing so, offers significant benefits to agencies of the Commonwealth. The team responds to over 30 million cyberattack attempts and blocks more than half a million pieces of malware on the Commonwealth's network every year.
Confidence in the integrity of the data and the systems processes
Assistance in compliance with laws and regulation involving confidentiality
A secure environment in which to perform business activities of the Commonwealth
Identification and protection of key business functions and services in the event of disaster
Monitoring for intrusions and Network "attacks" on Commonwealth systems