The department is responsible for establishing IT security standards and processes, including cybersecurity. Section 282.318, Florida Statutes, contains additional responsibilities the department has related to IT security, such as
The department also administratively supports the Florida Cybersecurity Task Force. Tasked with reviewing and conducting an assessment of the state's cybersecurity infrastructure, governance, and operations, it is required to submit a report of its findings and recommendations to the Governor, President of the Senate, and Speaker of the House of Representatives on or before November 1, 2020.
The division, along with FDLE's Cybercrime Office, is required to annually provide information security training for state agency information security managers and response team members. The office consults with the division on state IT security rules.
The SDC also has requirements related to cloud-computing services such as
The division provides services, including communication planning that ensures reliable statewide and regional communications systems, to state and local public safety sectors. It also oversees the state E911 Board and supports 911 services in partnership with local government entities.
The division maintains the Statewide Law Enforcement Radio System (SLERS) and the Florida Interoperability Network (FIN), as well as develops and maintains state radio communications plans. During emergencies and disasters the division provides communications assistance by leading the Emergency Support Function.
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National Emergency Communications Plan, Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Revised May 2020.
Connecting Communities FirstNet Annual Report to Congress FY 2019, First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), April 2020.
State of Florida 2020 E911 Board Annual Report, Florida E911 Board, February 2020.
2019 State CIO Survey, National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO), October 2019.
Public Safety Communications: Ten Keys to Improving Emergency Alerts, Warnings, and Notifications, SAFECOM, National Council of Statewide Interoperability Coordinators, Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, April 2019.
Florida Law Enforcement Communications Plan, 2018 Edition, Department of Management Services, Division of Telecommunications, December 2018.
Cybersecurity Framework, National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce, April 2018.
2018 Deloitte-NASCIO Cybersecurity Study, Deloitte and the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO), October 2018.
The Florida 700MHz Public Safety State Use Channel Plan, Department of Management Services, Division of Telecommunications, Revised 2018.
Emergency Communications E911 State Plan, Department of Management Services, Division of Telecommunications, January 2017.
Websites of Interest
Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, SAFECOM
Department of Homeland Security, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Publications
Federal Communications Commission, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau
First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet)
Florida Division of Emergency Management, FloridaDisaster.org
National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO)
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Cybersecurity
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Information Technology
U.S. Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration Public Safety