Information for the Public

Elections Cybersecurity News

Secretary of State Information on Elections Security

DIR Elections Cybersecurity Guide (PDF | 170.1KB)

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has posted a website that addresses some common disinformation and misinformation rumors that can undermine public confidence in the electoral process, and ultimately in democracy. For more information, please see #Protect2020 Rumor vs. Reality.

General Public Alerts or Notices

​Date Released
Updated Recommendations on SolarWinds Orion Hot Fix Release and Supporting Actions​December 18, 2020
Recommended Mitigation of SolarWinds Orion Platform Compromise​December 14, 2020
Phishing Scam Asking Recipients to Validate Information Appears to Target State of Texas LicenseesSeptember 11, 2020
SCAM ALERT: AG Pax­ton Warns Tex­ans About Text Mes­sage Scam​September 9, 2020
FBI Reports Increase in Online Shopping Scams
​August 5, 2020

Public Content Series and External Resources

DIR OCISO Teleworking Tips (PDF | 138.28KB) DIR's Office of the Chief Information Security Officer provides the following information technology guidance for teleworkers.

DIR OCISO Virtual Collaboration Tools Security Tips (PDF | 215.77KB) DIR's recommendations for cybersecurity when using virtual collaboration tools. 

DIR OCISO Cybersecurity Tips Guide (PDF | 140.02KB) General tips for promoting cybersecurity.

DIR OCISO Cyber Tips for Parents (and Kids!) (PDF | 165.57KB) Cybersecurity tips for parents and kids.

Holiday Online Safety Tip Sheet 2020 (PDF|407.17KB) CISA Holiday Online Safety Tip Sheet for 2020.

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