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Thales enables state and local government agencies to address data security and privacy laws and avoid breach disclosure

State and local government

State and local government agencies in the US rely on sensitive information stored in databases and file servers to process applications that enable essential services. Almost every state has enacted government "data breach notification" laws. These laws generally require government agencies and businesses that have personal information about residents within a state to notify those residents of any unauthorised access to their information.

Thales, with its advanced data security platform, can help state and local governments comply with these laws and avoid having to undergo a costly breach notification process. The following best practices are generally required to comply with digital security laws and regulations:

  • Controlling access to sensitive data

  • Encrypting sensitive data

  • Monitoring and reporting user access patterns to identify potential data breaches

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State security breach disclosure laws

Forty-six US states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands have enacted legislation requiring notification of security breaches involving personal information.

State Disclosure of breach of security legislation
Alaska Alaska Stat. § 45.48.010 et seq.
Arizona Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 44-7501
Arkansas Ark. Code § 4-110-101 et seq.
California Cal. Civ. Code §§ 56.06, 1785.11.2, 1798.29, 1798.82
Colorado Colo. Rev. Stat. § 6-1-716
Connecticut Conn. Gen Stat. 36a-701(b)
Delaware Del. Code tit. 6, § 12B-101 et seq.
Florida Fla. Stat. § 817.5681
Georgia Ga. Code §§ 10-1-910, -911
Hawaii Haw. Rev. Stat. § 487N-2
Idaho Idaho Stat. §§ 28-51-104 to 28-51-107
Illinois 815 ILCS 530/1 et seq.
Indiana Ind. Code §§ 24-4.9 et seq., 4-1-11 et seq.
Iowa Iowa Code § 715C.1
Kansas Kan. Stat. 50-7a01, 50-7a02
Louisiana La. Rev. Stat. § 51:3071 et seq.
Maine Me. Rev. Stat. tit. 10 §§ 1347 et seq.
Maryland Md. Code, Com. Law § 14-3501 et seq.
Massachusetts Mass. Gen. Laws § 93H-1 et seq.
Michigan Mich. Comp. Laws § 445.72
Minnesota Minn. Stat. §§ 325E.61, 325E.64
Mississippi 2010 H.B. 583 (effective July 1, 2011)
Missouri Mo. Rev. Stat. § 407.1500
Montana Mont. Code §§ 30-14-1704, 2-6-504
Nebraska Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 87-801, -802, -803, -804, -805, -806, -807
Nevada Nev. Rev. Stat. 603A.010 et seq.
New Hampshire N.H. Rev. Stat. §§ 359-C:19, -C:20, -C:21
New Jersey N.J. Stat. 56:8-163
New York N.Y. Gen. Bus. Law § 899-aa
North Carolina N.C. Gen. Stat § 75-65
North Dakota N.D. Cent. Code § 51-30-01 et seq.
Ohio Ohio Rev. Code §§ 1347.12, 1349.19, 1349.191, 1349.192
Oklahoma Okla. Stat. § 74-3113.1 and § 24-161 to -166
Oregon Oregon Rev. Stat. § 646A.600 et seq.
Pennsylvania 73 Pa. Stat. § 2303
Rhode Island R.I. Gen. Laws § 11-49.2-1 et seq.
South Carolina S.C. Code § 39-1-90
Tennessee Tenn. Code § 47-18-2107, 2010 S.B. 2793
Texas Tex. Bus. & Com. Code § 521.03
Utah Utah Code §§ 13-44-101, 13-44-102, 13-44-201, 13-44-202, 13-44-301
Vermont Vt. Stat. tit. 9 § 2430 et seq.
Virginia Va. Code § 18.2-186.6, § 32.1-127.1:05 (effective January 1, 2011)
Washington Wash. Rev. Code § 19.255.010, 42.56.590
West Virginia W.V. Code §§ 46A-2A-101 et seq.
Wisconsin Wis. Stat. § 134.98 et seq.
Wyoming Wyo. Stat. § 40-12-501 to -502
District of Columbia D.C. Code § 28- 3851 et seq.
Puerto Rico\ 10 Laws of Puerto Rico § 4051 et. seq.
Virgin Islands V.I. Code § 2208

States with no security breach law: Alabama, Kentucky, New Mexico and South Dakota.

Thales Access Management & Authentication and Data Protection solutions help state and local governments meet data security compliance requirements, facilitate security auditing, protect their customers and avoid data breaches by protecting data across devices, processes and platforms on premises and in the cloud.

Access management & authentication

Thales’ access management and authentication solutions provide both the security mechanisms and reporting capabilities needed by state and local government organisations to comply with data security regulations. Our solutions protect sensitive data by enforcing the appropriate access controls, when users log into applications that store sensitive data. By supporting a broad range of authentication methods and policy-driven role based access, our solutions help organisations mitigate the risk of data breach due to compromised or stolen credentials or through insider credential abuse.

Support for smart single sign on and step up authentication allows organisations to optimise convenience for end users, ensuring they only have to authenticate when needed. And extensive reporting allows organisations to produce a detailed audit trail of all access and authentication events, ensuring they can prove compliance with a broad range of regulations.

Learn more about Thales’ access management & authentication solutions.

Data protection

Thales delivers the industry's most comprehensive and advanced data security for state and local government organisations no matter where the data is. Thales data protection solutions discover, classify and protect the data through obfuscation technologies, such as encryption and tokenisation, so that even if the data is stolen, it is unreadable and useless to those who steal it. Thales data protection solutions include:

Learn more about Thales’ data protection solutions.

Meet cybersecurity standards

With Thales data access and security solutions, state and local government organisations can achieve data security and protect information from data breaches across the enterprise, in the cloud and in big data environments. This enables these organisations to comply with worldwide standards and regulations for data security. Thales data security solutions:

  • Meet compliance and best practice requirements for protecting data with proven, high-performance and scalable data protection solutions
  • Are quick and easy to install and use
  • Lower operational costs and capital expenditures while optimising staff efficiency and productivity by leveraging the breadth and depth of integrated Thales data security products and services

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