Information Security (more commonly referred to as cyber security) has gained increased significance during recent years in view of the exponential growth in cyber threats arising not just from organized groups but also from state sponsored actors. Security is becoming more and more established in the Government structure and it is no longer acceptable for security to be a secondary function of an IT department. To address this subject, a dedicated organizational structure known as the Information Security Management Office (ISMO) along with the scope/charters was approved by the Apex IT Committee of the state (known as IT PRISM) under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary, Haryana in its 30th meeting held on 18th March, 2014.
Security is becoming more and more established in the Government structure and it is no longer acceptable for security to be a secondary function of Govt. organizations. The State Government had established Information Security Management Office (ISMO) as a institutional setup to address security concerns in an ongoing manner rather than doing this as a one time effort. ISMO is positioned as an independent agency under the State eGovernance Society, progressively capable of supporting all Departments and Agencies of the Government.