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The typical state government IT agency works primarily with other government organizations and has few interactions with individual citizens or a strong public facing presence .However, in today’s online world, rarely a day goes by without media coverage of a cyber security issue. Whether it’s massive data breaches such as those experienced by major retailers, or a state government or university being hacked, cyber safety is a concern for everyone today.

Recognizing this, DTI is sharing its staff’s knowledge and expertise in the area of cyber safety and awareness. Starting small several years ago, with a few activities to mark national Cyber Security Awareness month in October, DTI now has a robust public outreach program, not only for state employees, but for students from elementary school through college, senior citizens via lifelong learning programs, and Delaware’s citizens at large.

The good news is we are connected. The bad news is we are connected. Cyber Security is a shared responsibility, yet too often people don’t have the education and tools they need to protect their personal and business information. DTI is committed to sharing our cyber safety knowledge and expertise with all Delawareans.
- Elayne Starkey, CSO State of Delaware

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Here are just a few of DTI’s cyber security awareness activities and accomplishments:

Over 100% of all executive branch employeees successfully completed cyber training.
The training is reinforced by periodic statewide Phishing exercises promoting user awareness.

DTI hosts an annual statewide cyber training conference for state, local, county, military and private sector employees.

DTI staff and private sector volunteers bring a fun and interactive cyber safety presentation to the classrooms of over 5,000 fourth grade students each year.

State organizations and school districts receive Information Security Scorecards that identify gaps and focus on the continuous improvement of Delaware’s security posture.

Delaware’s Cyber Security website was selected best in the nation two of the last three years in the "Best of the Web" national competition.

Delaware is the only state in the nation to host four consecutive Cyber Challenge Camps designed to attract young people to pursue careers in Information Security.

  • The training is reinforced by periodic statewide Phishing exercises designed to promote end user education and awareness.

  • DTI hosts an annual statewide cyber training conference for state, local, county, military and private sector employees.

  • DTI staff and private sector volunteers bring a fun and interactive cyber safety presentation to the classrooms of over 5000 4th grade students each year.

  • State organizations and school districts receive Information Security Scorecards that identify gaps and focus on the continuous improvement of Delaware’s security posture.

  • Delaware's Cyber Security website was selected best in the nation two of the last three years in the "Best of the Web" national competition.

  • Delaware is the only state in the nation to host four consecutive Cyber Challenge Camps designed to attract young people to pursue careers in Information Security.

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