The government and government-sponsored entities are always at the risk of cyber-attacks due to the impact they have on the public and how much disruption they can bring among the masses in their daily lives as well as travelers visiting Florida.
Many other such cyber-attacks on Government and Government-Sponsored entities led to the revision of section 20.055, Florida Statutes leading to the new State Cybersecurity Act, Florida Bill HB 1297.
The latest bill is a result of certain amendments as a result of recommendations from the Florida Cybersecurity 15-Person Task Force.
The Bill replaces all versions of the term “information technology security” with the term “cybersecurity” while making the conforming changes across several provisions.
Let’s quickly see what those amendments are and how this would impact the state bodies:
It defines cybersecurity as “the protection afforded to an automated information system in order to attain the applicable objectives of preserving the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data, information, and information technology (IT) resources.”
Emphasizing cloud-computing solutions that minimize or do not require the purchasing, financing, or leasing of state data center infrastructure
It ensures that each state agency shall show a preference for cloud-computing solutions if cloud-computing solutions meet the needs of the agency, reduce costs, and meet or exceed the applicable state and federal laws, regulations, and standards for cybersecurity
The Florida Bill HB 1297 emphasizes auditing both short-term and long-term to stay up to date to reduce the chances of any possible cyber-attack.
It’s no rocket science now to understand that outsourcing cybersecurity to a private sector is a step toward efficient cyber management. The Cybersecurity Act emphasizes the use of cloud services to keep the overhead of managing and upgrading the data center to a minimum.
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