2021 cybersecurity training compliance deadline is June 15

By County magazine staff

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State law (Texas Government Code §Section 2054.5191) requires every elected county official, as well as county employees who have access to a local government computer system or database, to complete an annual cybersecurity awareness course certified by the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR). To comply in 2021, your county’s officials and personnel need to complete a certified course by June 14, and your county must report compliance by June 15.

Counties may report compliance through DIR’s website. Find a direct link to the form on TAC’s website at www.county.org/cybersecurity.

The form requires each county to indicate the “% Training Completion” for the county’s officials and personnel.

Counties that took advantage of TAC’s free certified cybersecurity training program are easily able to track their compliance thanks to the built-in administrator dashboards and reporting functions. For more information, contact us by phone at (800) 456-5974 or by email at SecurityTraining@county.org.

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