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TITLE 1ADMINISTRATION
PART 10DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION RESOURCES
CHAPTER 202INFORMATION SECURITY STANDARDS
SUBCHAPTER BINFORMATION SECURITY STANDARDS FOR STATE AGENCIES
RULE §202.20Responsibilities of the Agency Head

The head of each state agency is ultimately responsible for the agency's information resources. The head of each state agency or his/her designated representative(s) shall:

  (1) designate an Information Security Officer who has the explicit authority and the duty to administer the information security requirements of this chapter agency wide;

  (2) allocate resources for ongoing information security remediation, implementation, and compliance activities that reduce risk to a level acceptable to the agency head;

  (3) ensure that senior agency officials and information-owners, in collaboration with the Information Resources Manager and Information Security Officer, support the provision of information security for the information systems that support the operations and assets under their direct or indirect (e.g., cloud computing or outsourced) control;

  (4) ensure that the agency has trained personnel to assist the agency in complying with the requirements of this chapter and related policies;

  (5) ensure that senior agency officials support the agency Information Security Officer in developing, at least annually, a report on agency information security program, as specified in §202.21(b)(11) and §202.23(a) of this chapter;

  (6) approve high level risk management decisions as required by §202.25(4) of this chapter;

  (7) review and approve at least annually the agency information security program required under §202.24 of this chapter; and

  (8) ensure that information security management processes are integrated with agency strategic and operational planning processes.


Source Note: The provisions of this §202.20 adopted to be effective March 17, 2015, 40 TexReg 1357

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