Cyber Security in Missouri
Welcome to the Missouri Office of Administration, Office of Cyber Security's awareness website. Now more than ever, we all rely on our computers and the Internet for every day activities like keeping in touch with family via email, online shopping and entertainment for the kids. Please take some time to look around our awareness website. You'll find tons of good information and lots of fun and educational games and activities for children, all designed to increase your computer and Internet safety.
The Office of Cyber Security
The Office of Cyber Security (OCS) is responsible for managing all information security related events within the enterprise and ensuring proper administrative and technical controls are implemented to safeguard the State of Missouri’s information systems. OCS promotes and provides expertise in information security management for all state agencies and supports national and local homeland information security efforts.
Awards and Accolades
The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) has selected 31 finalists across 10 categories for the State IT Recognition Awards. This is the 30th consecutive year NASCIO has honored outstanding information technology achievements in state government through the awards.
The State of Missouri’s Office of Cyber Security is being recognized for its outstanding end-user awareness program that combines short and focused lessons with phishing assessments. The awards ceremony will take place in Scottsdale, AZ.
The SANS Institute calls out Michael Roling for his advancement of security policy in the public sphere.
Missouri has made significant strides tech- and cybersecurity-wise in recent years, and it has three individuals in the C suite to thank: Acting CIO Rich Kliethermes, Deputy CIO Steve Siegler and CISO Michael Roling.
The State of Missouri’s Office of Cyber Security launched a program in May 2016 to identify vulnerable, Internet connected systems belonging not just to state and local governments, but also to businesses, utilities, and academic institutions across the State of Missouri.
The Office of Cyber Security’s Portal was honored with the “Innovation of the Year” award from StateScoop.
The winner of the Overall Excellence in Cyber Security Award has tools and systems in place to prevent and mitigate risks; has established best practices in cybersecurity across their organization; has provided end-user awareness training and certification to ensure that its employees know and support IT security and risk management plans; and has helped their IT security professionals to better address components of their IT security and risk management plans, such as secure coding, vulnerability management and incident response, and computer forensics.