As California’s lead Homeland Security agency, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) not only responds to physical emergencies like wildfires and earthquakes, but also works to protect Californians online 24/7.
Through the California Cybersecurity Integration Center (Cal-CSIC), Cal OES works to reduce the number of cyber threats and attacks throughout our state, serving as the state’s cyber incident response team rapidly responding to developing cyberattacks.
By tracking and analyzing data, the state improves how cyber threats are identified and strengthens cyber emergency preparedness and response.
In partnership with the California Military Department, California Department of Technology, and California Highway Patrol, Cal OES protects our state’s critical infrastructure such as utilities, health care facilities, schools, transportation, communication systems, and state agencies.
“We have the best expertise working in the state,” said Maria Lipana, Cal-CSIC Cyberthreat Intelligence Branch Manager. “24/7 we’re monitoring the state of California to the best of our ability and ensuring cybersecurity state.”
With standardized data protection methods, enhanced digital forensics, and increased cyber investigative capabilities, Cal OES supplies lessons learned to California’s workforce of cybersecurity professionals.
State, local, and tribal governments, non-governmental organizations and the private sector can learn more by visiting the Cal-CSIC website.