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About OIS

Mission Statement

The mission of the Governor's Office of Information Technology's Office of Information Security (OIS) is to provide leadership in the development, delivery and maintenance of an information security program by safeguarding the state's information assets against unauthorized use, disclosure, modification, damage or loss to support Colorado’s mission to provide secure and sustainable services.


The mission of OIS is directly aligned with the goals and objectives of the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace and is the single state source for information security readiness and awareness.  Working closely with federal, state, local and private sector partners, OIS actively gathers and analyzes information on cyber threats and vulnerabilities that present risk to the state's information systems or the critical information managed within.


Vision and Guiding Security Principles

The vision of the Colorado Office of Information Security is to be a leader in preserving the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of state and citizen data while maintaining efficient and effective IT operations for the State of Colorado. At all times, this effort will embrace the following security principles:


  • Confidentiality: Assurance that information is shared only among authorized persons or organizations.
  • Integrity: Assurance that the information is authentic and complete and can be relied upon to be sufficiently accurate for its purpose.
  • Availability: Assurance that the systems responsible for delivering, storing and processing information are accessible when needed, by those who need them.