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Delaware Docket Newsletter
Fall 2011


In partnership with the State's Department of Technology and Information (DTI), Judicial Branch personnel branch-wide are participating in information security awareness computer-based training. They are expected to complete an introductory level online security course to help them gain expertise in various cyber security topics. The course normally takes a couple of hours to complete and is completed at the employee's convenience, whether all at once or during several sittings. The Information Security 101 computer-based training is accessible from within the state network on the Delaware Judiciary's intranet site.

The Chief Justice thanked Judicial Branch personnel "for their efforts " past and future " to promote cyber security so that court data and technology systems are protected."

The Chief Justice has expressed his strong support for cyber awareness training. After Court of Common Pleas and Judicial Information Center/Administrative Office of the Courts staff piloted the training, a branch-wide announcement about the training was sent out on October 12, 2011, with non-judicial personnel being asked to complete the training before December 31, 2011. As of October 27, 2011, 376 Judicial Branch employees had registered for the training. Of those, 226 of those have completed the training.

Jim Sills, Chief Information Officer for the State of Delaware and the head of DTI, stated:

"I want to thank the Chief Justice and the Judicial Branch for working in partnership with DTI to protect the State of Delaware, and those who interact with the State, from the serious cyber threats affecting the State on a daily basis. Cyber crime is ranked by the FBI as the 3rd greatest threat to the United States' national security " just after nuclear war and weapons of mass destruction. The more awareness that all of us have of cyber security risks, the more vigilant we can be in preventing those risks from impacting state operations or us personally."