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The status of new cybersecurity laws proposed in Oklahoma

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April 14, 2023

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The status of new cybersecurity laws proposed in Oklahoma

As employers in the private and public sectors adjust to the advent of flexible work over the last two years, they're simultaneously trying to protect their organizations from attackers looking to steal and sell data.

2021 was a year defined by significant cyberattacks that crippled infrastructure and shut down hospitals, schools, and municipal governments. It's the same year the Colonial Pipeline, which supplies gasoline to millions living in the Northeast U.S., was hobbled by a ransomware attack that triggered a gas panic and elevated prices for consumers.

And lawmakers were paying attention—passing dozens of laws in 2022 aimed at training workers, securing government agencies, and funneling money into cybersecurity education programs.

Drata compiled a list of new cybersecurity-related legislation in Oklahoma through February 2023 based on data collected by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

States that passed the most cybersecurity legislation in the past year:

#1. Maryland - 8 laws enacted

#2. Florida - 4

#3 (tie). Virginia - 3

#3 (tie). Kentucky - 3

Oklahoma new cybersecurity laws in 2022
- Bills enacted: 1
- Bills failed: 2
- Bills vetoed: 0

OK SB 1802
- Description: Relates to multiple versions of statutes, amends, merges, consolidates and repeals multiple versions of statutes. Requires the Information Services Division of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services to create a standard security risk assessment for state agency information technology systems. Provides that a state agency with an IT system that is not consolidated under the Information Technology Consolidation and Coordination Act is required to have an information security audit that is based upon the most current version of the NIST Cyber-Security Framework.
- Read more about the bill here

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