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Texas chief information officer Todd Kimbriel describes how the state initiated its cyber incident response plan in the wake of a coordinated cyber ransomware attack on local governments.
In August 2019, 23 municipalities in Texas were the victims of a coordinated ransomware attack. In response, the state of Texas initiated its cyber incident response plan.
Texas chief information officer Todd Kimbriel spoke with Route Fifty about the attack, providing a detailed description of how the cyber incident response plan worked, how the state leveraged its existing emergency operations protocols and the opportunities for greater state and local collaboration in the future.
Alisha Powell Gillis is the senior editor for Route Fifty.