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Sentinel Offers SB820 Compliance Services

Background The State of Texas signed Senate Bill 820 into law on June 10, 2019. Senate Bill 820, or SB820 mandates a minimum set of cybersecurity requirements for Texas school districts. SB820 amends the current Education Code, adding language about the cybersecurity requirements to TEC Section 11.175. The full text can be found on the State of Texas website here: Senate Bill 820 Text The requirements take effect September 1, 2019, just as the new school year and fiscal year start.

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Sentinel Offers HB3834 Training

Background With a rise in social engineering attacks and other successful cybersecurity attacks, the Texas legislature introduced House Bill 3834 (HB3834) in an effort to standardize awareness training across all Texas agencies, local governments, and public schools. The standardization of training is performed by Texas Department of Information Resources (TX-DIR) through a certification process that all training must go through to ensure it appropriately covers required objectives. House Bill 3834 amends Texas Government Code, Chapter 2054 (TGC 2054).

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