WaTech's state Office of Cybersecurity (OCS) provides strategic direction for cybersecurity and protects the state government network from growing cyber threats.
OCS, and its team of cybersecurity experts, detect, block and respond to cyberattacks on state networks. The office helps prevent and mitigate threats before they can cause significant damage.
In addition, the office works with state, local government and military agencies to build more secure networks and has teams that can respond on a moment’s notice to help agencies deal with cyber threats.
Our office also is working to make everyone more aware of cyber threats through educational outreach, holding public forums and providing tips and advice about how to stay safe online.
OUR MISSION: TO KEEP THE STATE’S DATA SAFE AND SECURE
Our state’s economic prosperity, security and commitment to individual privacy depend on our ability to defend against cyber threats. The threats continue to evolve, and so must our defense against them. OCS provides policy and technology leadership for state government and promotes cooperation and coordination between regional and national governments and private business.
State Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
Vinod Brahmapuram is Washington State’s Chief Information Security Officer, appointed by the state CIO. The state CISO is responsible for establishing and leading the strategic direction of cybersecurity for Washington State, and advising the Governor and Legislators on key cyber issues.
Office of the Chief Information Officer IT Security Policies
- Policy 143: IT Security Incident Communication
- Policy 141.10: Securing Information Technology Assets Standards
1500 Jefferson St.
PO Box 41503
Olympia WA 98504