The Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security (OKOHS) has a statutory obligation to protect the citizens of Oklahoma against acts of Cyber Terrorism. This protection begins with every one of us practicing sound cyber security in our homes and offices. Cyber security is important in protecting our personal data, ourselves and our children. With more and more people owning computers and using them for work, finances, and entertainment, the internet has evolved into a rich environment for unscrupulous individuals. As owners and users of this technology, it is important to learn both its advantages and disadvantages, as we would with any other product we own. Because the technology has advanced at such a break neck pace over the past several years, many of us have fallen behind the learning curve. This has allowed those that would use the technology for criminal activities to flourish. Resources are provided on this site that will help you secure your cyber space and make the use of your home computer and the internet a positive experience.
Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC)
The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) is a voluntary and collaborative organization with participation from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The mission of the MS-ISAC is to provide a common mechanism for raising the level of cyber security readiness and response in each state and with local governments. The MS-ISAC provides a central resource for gathering information on cyber threats to critical infrastructure from the states and providing two way sharing of information between and among the states and with local governments.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has officially recognized the MS-ISAC as the national center for the states to coordinate cyber readiness and response. Below is a link to a "digital dashboard" which reflects near real time information on the latest threats and vulnerabilities. Feel free to visit this site often to get the latest cyber security information from around the country. (Flash Player 8 is needed to view the Flash version. However, there is a text version for those without flash player 8).
MS-ISAC Digital Dashboard