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  County Administrator's Report     14. 2.    
BCC Regular Meeting Technical/Public Service Consent  
Meeting Date: 11/17/2016  
Issue:    The Cyber Hygiene Authorization Agreement
From: Shawn Fletcher
Department: Information Technology  
CAO Approval:

RECOMMENDATION:
Recommendation Concerning the Cyber Hygiene Authorization Agreement with the Department of Homeland Security - Shawn Fletcher, Information Technology Department Director

That the Board take the following action concerning the County Network Security with the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center:

A. Authorize the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to conduct continuous Vulnerability Scanning and Hygiene Monitoring of the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners' publicly accessible cyber assets, networks, and systems;

B. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute the Cyber Hygiene Authorization to Conduct Continuous Scans of Public-Facing Networks and Systems between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners.

[Funding:  There is no cost to the County for this service]
BACKGROUND:
The Cyber Hygiene Authorization is to Conduct Continuous Scans of Public-Facing Networks and Systems. This will provide a baseline for where the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners network security is at this point in time. The Escambia County Board County Commissioners network contains data that needs and  requires more security.  Partnering with DHS's National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center will assist in providing the information and audit that is needed to make the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners network more secure.

The goals of this agreement are to obtain more security related information about the Escambia County Board County Commissioner network and to form a partnership with the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center.
 
BUDGETARY IMPACT:
There will be no direct budgetary impact from the audit.
LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS/SIGN-OFF:

The Cyber Hygiene Authorization Agreement has been approved as to form and Legal sufficiency.

PERSONNEL:
N/A
POLICY/REQUIREMENT FOR BOARD ACTION:
N/A
IMPLEMENTATION/COORDINATION:
The Information Technology Department will be responsible for the implementation.

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SampleReport
Cyber Hygiene Authorization Agreement

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