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State Chief Information Officer's proactive scanning discovers possible security breach - 05/19/17

Scans this week performed by the State Chief Information Office (OSCIO) identified potentially malicious activities on two information servers operated by the Department of Environmental Quality. The agency has taken steps to protect sensitive information and eliminate any future intrusion to the agency's information technology systems. Forensic investigations by security experts are ongoing to determine the extent of the incident.

At this time, there is no evidence that sensitive information about individuals, businesses or facilities has been compromised. The agency maintains about 9,000 Social Security Numbers and contact information for about 1,500 current and former employees elsewhere in their network.

If continued investigations do identify compromised sensitive information, OSCIO will work with DEQ to notify and support affected individuals. Support could include providing credit monitoring, if necessary.

At Governor Brown's direction, the OSCIO is conducting a systemic cyber security assessment of all state agencies, starting with the biggest or those agencies having extensive public interactions. These assessments are a proactive effort by the state to minimize risk to the state's electronic information systems, to best protect Oregonians and businesses.

CORRECTED - E-Government Portal Advisory Board Meets Wednesday - 05/08/17

***An earlier release listed an incorrect date***

Oregon's Electronic Government Portal Advisory Board will meet at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 10 in room 102 on the main floor of the Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE. Salem. The board meeting is open to the public and comment will be taken from those attending in person and via the internet. For instructions, virtual meeting links and teleconference number, please see the linked document: (http://www.oregon.gov/epab/Documents/EPAB_Internet_Public_Attendee_Instructions.pdf )

The legislature established the advisory board with enactment of ORS 182.126-132. The board advises the State Chief Information Officer on key decisions and strategic choices about how the state CIO manages and operates Oregon state government's web portal services.

The Oregon.gov portal is the connection point for citizens to access state agency services and information on the Internet. "Web portal services" means providing the hosting, content management, electronic commerce, public collaboration and application development needed to operate and maintain Oregon.gov, online services and make payments over the web. The board provides oversight to specific websites, services and online payments where agencies choose to utilize the State Chief Information Officers E-Government Program as their service provider.

The agenda and handouts will be posted on the advisory boards' website, seven days prior to meeting: (http://www.oregon.gov/epab/Pages/agenda_minutes_handouts.aspx)

What: Meeting of the Electronic Government Portal Advisory Board.
When: Wednesday, May 10, 2017, between 9:00am -- 11:30am.
Where: Oregon state Library
Room 102
250 Winter St. NE
Salem, Oregon 97301
Who: Members of the Electronic Government Portal Advisory Board

E-Government Portal Advisory Board Meets Wednesday - 05/08/17

Oregon's Electronic Government Portal Advisory Board will meet at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 10 in room 102 on the main floor of the Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE. Salem. The board meeting is open to the public and comment will be taken from those attending in person and via the internet. For instructions, virtual meeting links and teleconference number, please see the linked document: (http://www.oregon.gov/epab/Documents/EPAB_Internet_Public_Attendee_Instructions.pdf )

The legislature established the advisory board with enactment of ORS 182.126-132. The board advises the State Chief Information Officer on key decisions and strategic choices about how the state CIO manages and operates Oregon state government's web portal services.

The Oregon.gov portal is the connection point for citizens to access state agency services and information on the Internet. "Web portal services" means providing the hosting, content management, electronic commerce, public collaboration and application development needed to operate and maintain Oregon.gov, online services and make payments over the web. The board provides oversight to specific websites, services and online payments where agencies choose to utilize the State Chief Information Officers E-Government Program as their service provider.

The agenda and handouts will be posted on the advisory boards' website, seven days prior to meeting: (http://www.oregon.gov/epab/Pages/agenda_minutes_handouts.aspx)

What: Meeting of the Electronic Government Portal Advisory Board.
When: Wednesday, Mary 10, 2017, between 9:00am -- 11:30am.
Where: Oregon state Library
Room 102
250 Winter St. NE
Salem, Oregon 97301
Who: Members of the Electronic Government Portal Advisory Board