Welcome to the Information Security Office

data security text on circuit board.The State of Iowa Information Security Office is pleased to offer this cyber security resource to Iowans and to our Internet visitors. The materials provided on this site are designed to help you learn more about cyber security and to act in a more secure manner, both at home and work. You'll find items for kids, parents, teachers, IT professionals, citizens, as well as information useful to government and businesses. As you will discover, cyber security is everyone's responsibility, and the person that can best protect you from cyber threats... is you. We invite you to learn what you can and to share that knowledge with your friends, family, and colleagues.

Please take some time to look around the website, and let us know if you find it helpful. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please let us know.

Online Safety

Boy writing on chalkboardYou don't have to be a computer expert to keep your child safe online. The Kids & Educators section of the State of Iowa - Information Security Office site provides guidance to educators and parents to help protect children while online.

Partners in Cybersecurity

Silver worlds connectedThe State of Iowa Information Security Office partners with Federal, State and Not-For-Profit Cybersecurity organizations including the US Department of Homeland Security, Iowa Homeland Security & Emergency Management, and the Multi-State Information Sharing & Analaysis Center. These partnerships allow Iowa to leverage the best security programs, training and tools. Links to these partners can be found throughout the State of Iowa - Information Security Office website.

Report an Incident

Text Box of Report an IncidentIf you suspect a cybersecurity incident has occurred, or is occurring, report it as soon as possible so that risk reduction measures can be started.

STATE EMPLOYEESReport work-related incidents promptly to the Information Security Officer (ISO).  

BUSINESSES: Cyber attacks on businesses are at an all-time high, rising 300% in 2012 over the previous year. Each company will have their own security reporting procedure, but below are links that may assist.

*   United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT)

*   Internet Crime Complaint Center (iC3)

*   Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

CITIZENS: Internet-related crime, like any other crime, should be reported to appropriate law enforcement investigative authorities at the local, state, federal, or international levels, depending on the scope of the crime. Citizens who are aware of federal crimes should report them to local offices of federal law enforcement.

*  Reporting Computer Hacking, Fraud and Other Internet-Related Crime

*  Reporting Intellectual Property Crime