About Us

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.

Chief Information Security Officer

The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) provides guidance and oversees information security efforts throughout state government. The CISO also manages the Office of Cyber Security.

Security Operations Center

Due to the increased awareness of information security related events and insight into the network and endpoints as the result of expanding its capabilities, OCS has created a Security Operations Center (SOC). The SOC, as the name implies, is responsible for monitoring all information security operations within the enterprise. The SOC is also responsible for managing all information security related incidents for the enterprise, ensuring they are properly identified, analyzed, communicated, remediated, and reported.

The citizens of Missouri benefit greatly from the SOC as the core mission of the SOC is to ensure that citizens’ data remains private and secure. The SOC also mitigates the potential liability caused by data breaches. A single data breach could cost Missouri taxpayers approximately $20-$40 million dollars based on similar sized government breaches and data lost. The SOC also assists in the enablement and continuity of state government processes. The intelligence gathered by the SOC is distributed throughout state government so that appropriate controls and proper threat awareness are achieved. Additionally, the SOC takes action on incidents that could lead to significant downtime if left unattended.