2011 Nevada Revised Statutes
Chapter 242 - Information Services
NRS 242.171 - Responsibilities of Division; review of proposed applications of information systems.


NV Rev Stat § 242.171 (2011) What's This?

1. The Division is responsible for:

(a) The applications of information systems;

(b) Designing and placing those information systems in operation;

(c) Any application of an information system which it furnishes to state agencies and officers after negotiation; and

(d) The security validation, testing, including, without limitation, penetration testing, and continuous monitoring of information systems,

for using agencies and for state agencies and officers which use the equipment or services of the Division pursuant to subsection 2 of NRS 242.131.

2. The Administrator shall review and approve or disapprove, pursuant to standards for justifying cost, any application of an information system having an estimated developmental cost of $50,000 or more. No using agency may commence development work on any such applications until approval and authorization have been obtained from the Administrator.

3. As used in this section, penetration testing means a method of evaluating the security of an information system or application of an information system by simulating unauthorized access to the information system or application.

(Added to NRS by 1969, 931; A 1973, 680; 1981,1147; 1993, 1543; 2011, 1860)

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