2016 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 24 - Government - State
Governor's Office
Article 37.5 - Office of Information Technology
Part 4 - Information Security
§ 24-37.5-403. Chief information security officer - duties and responsibilities

CO Rev Stat ยง 24-37.5-403 (2016) What's This?

(1) The chief information officer shall appoint a chief information security officer who shall serve at the pleasure of the chief information officer. The security officer shall report to and be under the supervision of the chief information officer. The security officer shall exhibit a background and expertise in security and risk management for communications and information resources. In the event the security officer is unavailable to perform the duties and responsibilities under this part 4, all powers and authority granted to the security officer may be exercised by the chief information officer.

(2) The chief information security officer shall:

(a) Develop and update information security policies, standards, and guidelines for public agencies;

(b) Promulgate rules pursuant to article 4 of this title containing information security policies, standards, and guidelines;

(c) Ensure the incorporation of and compliance with information security policies, standards, and guidelines in the information security plans developed by public agencies pursuant to section 24-37.5-404;

(d) Direct information security audits and assessments in public agencies in order to ensure program compliance and adjustments;

(e) Establish and direct a risk management process to identify information security risks in public agencies and deploy risk mitigation strategies, processes, and procedures;

(f) Approve or disapprove and review annually the information security plans of public agencies;

(g) Conduct information security awareness and training programs;

(h) In coordination and consultation with the office of state planning and budgeting and the chief information officer, review public agency budget requests related to information security systems and approve such budget requests for state agencies other than the legislative department; and

(i) Coordinate with the Colorado commission on higher education for purposes of reviewing and commenting on information security plans adopted by institutions of higher education that are submitted pursuant to section 24-37.5-404.5 (3).

(3) It is the intent of the general assembly that the cost of the services provided by the chief information security officer to a public agency be adequately funded in fiscal years commencing on and after July 1, 2007, through an appropriation to the public agency to pay for such services.

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