Happy World Password Day!
Thursday, May 4, 2023Categories: Feature Stories, Cybersecurity, Education
In honor of World Password Day, let's take a closer look at why passwords are important and how we can make them stronger.
Red River High School Takes First Place at North Dakota Cyber Madness High School Tournament
Tuesday, February 21, 2023Categories: Feature Stories, Cybersecurity, Education
North Dakota Information Technology congratulates Red River High School on taking first place in the 2023 North Dakota Cyber Madness High School Tournament. The two-day event held at Bismarck State College welcomed twenty teams representing twelve high schools located across the state.
North Dakota Schools Encouraged to Participate in “Hour of Code’
Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 11:00 pmCategories: Cybersecurity, Education
A statewide Hour of Code will take place Dec. 5-9 as part of a nationwide, annual event hosted by Code.org. Held in conjunction with Computer Science Education Week, the event is part of a broader effort to give students of all ages opportunities to learn about coding and computer science as foundational 21st century skills.
Burgum congratulates Horizon Middle School for taking 1st place in the ND Cyber Madness Middle School tournament
Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 11:00 pmCategories: Cybersecurity, Education
Gov. Doug Burgum today congratulated Horizon Middle School for taking first place in the ND Cyber Madness Middle School Tournament. Six finalists from the east competed from Grand Forks and five finalists from the west competed from Minot, with all 11 teams vying for the statewide crown on Nov. 18.
Burgum congratulates 36 Middle School teams registered for ND Cyber Madness tournament
Thursday, October 27, 2022Categories: Cybersecurity, Education
Gov. Doug Burgum today congratulated the middle school teams signed up to participate in the ND Middle School Cyber Madness tournament. 36 teams from 16 middle schools across North Dakota have registered for the first-ever ND Middle School cybersecurity tournament, to take place on Friday, Oct. 28. This first round will occur virtually where all teams will compete to be in the final 10. The 10 teams moving forward will compete in-person at the final's competition on Nov. 18. Five finalists from the east will compete from Grand Forks and five finalists from the west will compete from Minot, with all 10 teams vying for the statewide crown.
Registration opens for High School ND Cyber Madness tournament
Monday, October 24, 2022Categories: Cybersecurity, Education
Bismarck, N.D. (OCT. 24, 2022) -The State of North Dakota Chief Information Officer Shawn Riley today announced the upcoming second annual North Dakota Cyber Madness High School tournament. This event is a three-round competition designed for, and open to, all North Dakota High School students (this includes public, private, tribal, and home school students who reside in North Dakota). All high schools are encouraged to form teams of up to five students and a coach. The coach can register the team for the event at: North Dakota Schools can register for the competition at: EduTech | High School Cyber Madness (nodak.edu)
Students will work to solve a variety of cybersecurity challenges. The competition will be held Feb. 16 – 18, 2023. Bismarck State College (BSC) will host the event at the National Energy Center of Excellence (NECE) in Bismarck, N.D.
5th annual CyberCon 2022
Monday, October 3, 2022Categories: Cybersecurity
The State of North Dakota Chief Information Officer Shawn Riley today announced the 5th annual CyberCon 2022 cybersecurity and infrastructure regional conference to be held at Bismarck State College (BSC) Oct. 4-5.
NDIRF offers discount for North Dakota cities, counties, and school districts that implement State of ND cyber tools
Wednesday, September 21, 2022Categories: Cybersecurity
North Dakota Chief Information Officer Shawn Riley and NDIRF CEO Brennan Quintus today announced a rate reduction for NDIRF members that implement the following cybersecurity services and practices: cyber maturity assessment, antimalware software, and vulnerability scanning services. The services are provided by the North Dakota Information Technology (NDIT) department at no cost to North Dakota cities, counties, and school districts.
Each NDIRF member may receive up to a four percent (4%) liability rate reduction by implementing the cyber tools.
ND-founded multi-state cyber command expands
Thursday, August 18, 2022Categories: Cybersecurity
North Dakota State Chief Information Officer Shawn Riley today announced additional state governments have signed memorandums of understanding (MOUs) to join the Joint-Cybersecurity Operations Command Center (J-CSOC), nearing a total of 20% of states in the nation agreeing to participate in this endeavor. The J-CSOC, founded by North Dakota, is the first in the country to establish, facilitate and accommodate direct state-to-state sharing of cyber threat intelligence.
NDIT and MHA Nation partner to increase cybersecurity
Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 01:15 pmCategories: Cybersecurity
North Dakota Chief Information Officer Shawn Riley today announced a memorandum of understanding between the State of North Dakota Information Technology (NDIT) department and the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara (MHA) Nation to provide managed security services for the purpose of protecting the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of tribal information systems and data.