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Texas SB820

Compliance Platform

What is TX SB 820 ?

The Texas Senate Bill 820 (TX SB 820) effective in 2019, requires Texas school districts to adopt a cybersecurity policy. The TX SB 820 requires Texas school districts to adopt a cybersecurity framework, create a program to identify risk, develop a plan to mitigate critical areas of risk and designate a Cybersecurity Coordinator to report all incidents. 

The Cybersecurity Coordinator has to report any cyberattack against the district’s cyberinfrastructure that constitutes a breach of system security to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the parent or guardian of any students whose personal information has been affected, in an incident report. Cybersecurity policies must be aligned with the Texas Cybersecurity Framework, which aligns to the federal NIST Cybersecurity Framework.  

This solution will provide your organisation guidance on how to gain and maintain compliance with the Texas Senate Bill 820.