The state of Alabama's Department of Finance selected Integrated Computer Solutions Inc. (ICS) to provide information technology security consulting and integration services to the Information Services Division (ISD) of the Department of Finance.
The Information Services Division supports the information system infrastructure, as well as the networks, data, and application needs of agencies across the state of Alabama, so they in turn are better equipped to provide valuable services to Alabama residents.
According to a 2007 study by the Computer Security Institute, 46% of organizations in the United States experienced an information security incident in 2007.
"ISD recognizes the need for increased awareness and ongoing vigilance to protect the computer systems and networks used by state government," said Jim Burns, chief information officer for the state of Alabama. "By proactively reducing security risks today, ISD may expand the number of online services with the confidence that they are secure from compromise," Burns added.
Under the multi-year agreement, ICS will provide risk assessments, security policy and standards development, continuity of government planning, enterprise firewall and intrusion detection services, virtual private network (VPN) support, telephony security, bulk encryption and wireless support, storage area network (SAN) security, business process analysis, Computer Incident Response Team (CERT) support, wide area network (WAN) optimization, HIPAA technical compliance, and on-going security consulting.