AUSTIN – Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, will lead an effort to ramp up the state’s cybersecurity efforts under appointments announced today by Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick.
Senator Nelson will chair the Senate Select Committee on Cybersecurity, which will evaluate the security plans of each state agency; identify risks and vulnerabilities and make recommendations for potential policy changes to the next Legislature. Other members include Senators Burton, Campbell, Hughes and Miles.
“Our state agencies store a great deal of sensitive information, so it is vitally important that we secure our networks, computers, and data. Given the rising threats that exist, we need to assess our vulnerabilities and protect our state against cyber attacks,” Senator Nelson said.
Senator Nelson was also appointed to the Cybersecurity Council, a panel of public and private sector leaders that will collaborate on best practices to protect Texas against cyber threats. Specifically, the Council will:
SENATOR JANE NELSON represents District 12, including portions of Tarrant and Denton Counties. She is Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and the highest-ranking Republican in the Texas Senate.
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