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Protecting the Realm: Confronting the Realities of State Data at Risk

  • September 2008
  • Number of views: 7208
Protecting the Realm: Confronting the Realities of State Data at Risk
This brief underlines the criticality of managing states’ digital assets and identifies key, high-level elements for establishing better data security programs within states. The brief covers data ownership and governance issues, recommends grounding data protection efforts in states’ enterprise architecture frameworks, and outlines nine primary elements that a comprehensive data protection program must incorporate or address. It describes data classification frameworks that have been developed in both state and federal agencies, and includes summaries of operational data classification and security initiatives in the states of Ohio, Arkansas, and Iowa.

Keeping the Citizen Trust: What a State CIO Can Do To Protect Privacy

  • October 2006
  • Number of views: 6521
Keeping the Citizen Trust: What a State CIO Can Do To Protect Privacy
This Research Brief examines how privacy in the state government context has evolved as a defining issue in response to rapidly changing technological advances and the complexities of a fast-paced world. The brief then explores some initial areas in which a state CIO may encounter privacy issues, including in the context of IT governance, enterprise architecture, policy, security and business processes, and offers some potential ways of addressing those issues.

The Year of Working Dangerously: The Privacy Implications of Wireless in the State Workplace—Part II

  • September 2005
  • Number of views: 14816
The Year of Working Dangerously: The Privacy Implications of Wireless in the State Workplace—Part II
Part II of this brief provides privacy policy and security measures to help states address the potential privacy implications of wireless technologies identified in Part I.

The Year of Working Dangerously: The Privacy Implications of Wireless in the State Workplace—Part I

  • August 2005
  • Number of views: 15169
The Year of Working Dangerously: The Privacy Implications of Wireless in the State Workplace—Part I
Part I identifies the privacy implications of wireless technologies in the state workplace, including the privacy implications of mobile technologies such as laptop computers, PDAs and other similar devices.

Connecting the Silos: Using Governance Models to Achieve Data Integration

  • June 2005
  • Number of views: 7554
Connecting the Silos: Using Governance Models to Achieve Data Integration
NASCIO’s Interoperability & Integration Committee is proud to present Connecting the Silos: Using Governance Models to Achieve Data Integration. This research brief attempts to answer questions such as, “What needs to be addressed when contemplating an information integration initiative, and what is being done in the states and at the federal level to develop information integration governance models?” It also includes other factors that are impacting governance in integration and offers references to models that have been successfully completed by other states and links to resources on information sharing. The committee is currently exploring the following topics for future briefs: Interoperability Governance; Legal Ownership of Shared Data; Data Standards; Master name Indices; and Integration Maturity Models.

TLK2UL8R: The Privacy Implications of Instant and Text Messaging Technologies in State Government

  • May 2005
  • Number of views: 5806
TLK2UL8R: The Privacy Implications of Instant and Text Messaging Technologies in State Government
This brief explores the privacy implications of Instant Messaging (IM) applications—both consumer and enterprise-grade—in the context of the state workplace. It also addresses the privacy implications of text messaging and chat technologies.

Welcome to the Jungle: The State Privacy Implications of Spam, Phishing and Spyware

  • February 2005
  • Number of views: 5528
Welcome to the Jungle: The State Privacy Implications of Spam, Phishing and Spyware
This brief explores the privacy implications for state government created by the threats of spam, phishing and spyware and potential ways of preventing and mitigating this triple threat to state IT systems.

Who Are You? I Really Wanna Know: E-Authentication and its Privacy Implications

  • December 2004
  • Number of views: 6347
Who Are You? I Really Wanna Know: E-Authentication and its Privacy Implications
This brief explores the business drivers behind e-authentication and the privacy implications that states and others should consider in pursuing e-authentication efforts.

Think Before You Dig: The Privacy Implications of Data Mining & Aggregation

  • September 2004
  • Number of views: 7699
Think Before You Dig: The Privacy Implications of Data Mining & Aggregation
This brief examines the business benefits and privacy issues related to government’s use of data-mining technologies. It also takes a look at high-profile government data-mining programs and suggests ways to infuse privacy protections and transparency into government’s use of data-mining technologies.

Information Privacy: A Spotlight on Key Issues

  • February 2004
  • Number of views: 6467
Information Privacy: A Spotlight on Key Issues
NASCIO is pleased to announce the release of its newest publication, Information Privacy: A Spotlight on Key Issues. This publication, produced by the Privacy committee, serves as a resource for states developing privacy policies that protect citizen information and are compliant with federal and state legal requirements. This publication highlights key issues in the following areas of privacy: Children’s Information, Drivers’ Information, Health Information, Financial Information, Education Information, Social Security Numbers, Homeland Security-Related Information, Website Privacy Policies, and Government Data Matching Activities and Agreements.

In addition, the publication includes state examples for many of these areas of information privacy, an overview of recent privacy events at the federal level and a glossary of privacy related terms.
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