About Us

Acting Chief Information Security Officer:

  • Joel Cook
    Folsom Administrative Building
    64 North Union Street, Suite 200
    Montgomery, Alabama 36130
    Phone 334.242.3800

    Mission Statement:

    To establish statewide cybersecurity governance and practices that improve overall protections commensurate with the risk and magnitude of harm resulting from the unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction of information and information systems.

    What We Do:

    The Alabama Office of the Chief Information Security Officer is responsible for establishing and leading the strategic direction of cyber security for the State of Alabama by providing IT Governance and technology leadership for state government, as well as coordination and information sharing between State agencies and partner corporations, and promoting information security awareness and training for users of State information resources.

Key Responsibilities:

  • IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance
  • Security Architecture & Engineering
  • Information & Intelligence Sharing
  • Security Workforce Training
  • Security Monitoring & Analysis
  • Incident Response & Forensics
  • Technical Security Assessments

Support Organizations:

Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC)

A collaborative organization with participation from all 50 States, the District of Columbia, local governments and U.S. Territories, the MS-ISAC provides a central resource for gathering information on cyber threats to critical infrastructure from the states and provides two-way sharing of information between and among the states and with local government.

National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO)

NASCIO’s mission is to foster government excellence through quality business practices, information management, and technology policy. NASCIO provides state CIOs and state members with products and services designed to support the challenging role of the state CIO, stimulate the exchange of information and promote the adoption of IT best practices and innovations.

National Governors Association

The National Governor's Association (NGA) is the bipartisan organization of the nation's governors. Through NGA, governors share best practices, speak with a collective voice on national policy and develop innovative solutions that improve state government and support the principles of federalism.

National Association of State Technology Directors (NASTD)

NASTD represents information technology professionals from the 50 states, divided into four regions, and the private sector. State members provide and manage state government information technology services and facilities for state agencies and other public entities, often including hospitals, prisons, colleges and universities.

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