North Dakota governor reviews cybersecurity recommendations

A task force on capital cybersecurity has submitted its recommendations to the governor of North Dakota.

The Bismarck Tribune ( ) reports that topics in the report include improving monitoring and scanning of the state’s information technology network, finalizing a response plan to addressing cyberattacks and proposing legislation for cyber insurance.

North Dakota Information Technology Department deputy chief information officer Dan Sipes says whether anything from the report is used by the incoming administration remains to be seen. Sipes says governor-elect Doug Burgum should be good to work with on issues of cybersecurity because he is a former software company executive.

Sipes says it’s encouraging to see that the agency leaders who have discussed the issue agreed on advancing the state as one entity rather than agencies attempting to take individual methods to protect data.

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