2016 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 24 - Government - State
Governor's Office
Article 37.5 - Office of Information Technology
Part 4 - Information Security
§ 24-37.5-404. Public agencies - information security plans

CO Rev Stat § 24-37.5-404 (2016) What's This?

(1) On or before July 1 of each year, each public agency shall develop an information security plan utilizing the information security policies, standards, and guidelines developed by the chief information security officer. The information security plan shall provide information security for the communication and information resources that support the operations and assets of the public agency.

(2) The information security plan shall include:

(a) Periodic assessments of the risk and magnitude of the harm that could result from a security incident;

(b) A process for providing adequate information security for the communication and information resources of the public agency;

(c) Regularized security awareness training to inform the employees and users of the public agency's communication and information resources about information security risks and the responsibility of employees and users to comply with agency policies, standards, and procedures designed to reduce those risks;

(d) Periodic testing and evaluation of the effectiveness of information security for the public agency, which shall be performed not less than annually;

(e) A process for detecting, reporting, and responding to security incidents consistent with the information security standards, policies, and guidelines issued by the chief information security officer; and

(f) Plans and procedures to ensure the continuity of operations for information resources that support the operations and assets of the public agency in the event of a security incident.

(3) On or before July 15 of each year, each public agency shall submit the information security plan developed pursuant to this section to the chief information security officer for approval.

(4) In the event that a public agency fails to submit to the chief information security officer an information security plan on or before July 15 of each year or such plan is disapproved by the chief information security officer, the officer shall notify the governor, the chief information officer, and the head of the public agency of noncompliance with this section. If no plan has been approved by September 15 of each year, the chief information security officer shall be authorized to temporarily discontinue or suspend the operation of a public agency's communication and information resources until such plan has been submitted to or is approved by the officer.

(5) and (6) (Deleted by amendment, L. 2011, (SB 11-062), ch. 128, p. 430, § 7, effective April 22, 2011.)

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