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North Dakota students receive national awards, compete in online cybersecurity competition

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 09:00 am

Chief Information Officer Shawn Riley today congratulated ten North Dakota students who received national recognition by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), as well as Valley City State University student Shane Hitch who was a top-five finisher in a Capture the Flag cybersecurity competition hosted by NICERC, the National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center. The CTF was held in conjunction with the first-of-its-kind technology focused, multi-industry career expo, Dakota Strike, scheduled for April 8 at the Fargodome, which was cancelled due to COVID-19.


Citizens, Team ND members urged to follow safety precautions when using video conferencing tools

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 09:00 am

Chief Information Security Officer Kevin Ford and State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler today alerted the public to new cybersecurity threats tied to video conferencing platforms, like Zoom, which are becoming increasingly popular given the global increase in remote work and learning environments. North Dakota Information Technology’s Cyber Operations Center has also issued a security risk assessment and guidelines for video conferencing platforms that can be accessed here.


Celebrating 25 years of Records and Information Management Month!

Monday, March 30, 2020 at 09:00 am

ARMA International created this month to celebrate the great work information professionals bring to their organizations and the practices and principles that help manage and protect an organization’s most valued asset.


State officials provide COVID-19-related cybersecurity threat information

Friday, March 20, 2020 at 09:00 am

Chief Information Security Officer Kevin Ford, along with North Dakota’s Joint Information Center leadership team, today provided information regarding widespread phishing and social engineering attacks malicious actors are using to exploit the coronavirus pandemic.


Chief Information Officer announces new Chief Customer Success Officer position

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 09:00 am

North Dakota Chief Information Officer Shawn Riley today announced a new executive position within the state’s Information Technology team. The Chief Customer Success Officer is directly aligned with elevating NDIT’s focus on driving business value for customers through a holistic strategy, including technical integration to achieve state agencies’ business needs.


Bismarck State College Advances to Cyber Collegiate Regional Competition with help from NDIT Team

Monday, March 2, 2020 at 09:00 am

NDIT’s Lucas Pippenger, Tony Aukland, serve as judge and advisor. BSC students Jacob Langeurd and Ian Johnson also work on the NDIT Security team.


Chief Information Officer to speak at Department of Defense, industry and higher education events

Friday, February 28, 2020 at 09:00 am

North Dakota Chief Information Officer Shawn Riley will be speaking at several local and national events highlighting the state’s unified cybersecurity approach and statewide K-20W cybersecurity education initiative.


Hemal Basra named Director of Information Technology Service Management

Monday, February 24, 2020 at 09:00 am

North Dakota Chief Information Officer Shawn Riley today announced Hemal Basra, a former senior IT manager with British Petroleum and Hewlett-Packard, as North Dakota Information Technology’s Director of IT Service Management.


Capture the Flag and esports competitions announced for Dakota Strike Career Expo

Friday, February 21, 2020 at 09:00 am

North Dakota Chief Information Officer Shawn Riley, along with event partners, today announced a Capture the Flag cybersecurity competition to be held in conjunction with the Dakota Strike Career Expo on April 8 in Fargo.


Dakota Strike Mobile Application Competition Announced

Friday, February 7, 2020 at 09:00 am

North Dakota Chief Information Officer Shawn Riley, along with military, public and private sector partners, today announced details for the Mobile Application Development Competition being held in concert with the Dakota Strike Career Expo April 8 at the Fargodome.