Breaking Down Texas House Bill 3834 and What it Means for Your City Government Employees

Created at May 7, 2020

Breaking Down Texas House Bill 3834 and What it Means for Your City Government Employees

Part of Blue Layer’s mission is keeping you up to date on everything you need to know regarding cybersecurity and how to keep your business protected. Did you know that Texas House Bill (HB) 3834 requires city government officials and their staff to complete an ongoing cybersecurity training program? What does that mean for your municipality and employees? Let’s break it down. 

What is Texas House Bill 3834?

Authored by Rep. Giovanni Capriglione (R-Southlake), HB 3834 requires that all Texas county officials and their staff complete a cybersecurity training program certified by the Department of Information Resources.

Why is this important?

Cyberattacks on local city governments have seen a stark uptick in the last year, mounting the response that we’re seeing now with House Bill 3834. The greatest vulnerability for a city’s private information is an employee’s inability to identify a potential threat, making proper cybersecurity awareness training absolutely essential.

What does that mean for your employees?

Under HB 3834, all state and local government employees and contractors with access to their respective government computer systems or databases must complete an annual cybersecurity training course certified by DIR, the first of which must be completed by June 14, 2020.

How can Blue Layer help?

Blue Layer offers a DIR-certified cybersecurity awareness training program that is designed to teach government employees how to identify dangerous web content, emails, and security risks. Many system breaches are caused by a person’s inability to effectively navigate dangerous content. Blue Layer’s training will give them the tools they need to become a human firewall, actively protecting your municipality’s most delicate data.

To protect your employees, and to comply with House Bill 3834, click here to contact our team to set up a cybersecurity awareness training program.

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