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Information Security Web Sites

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) works with its partners in Local, State and Federal government to protect the confidentiality of information it receives. The following sites provide additional information on the policies and principles on information security and privacy protection.

  1. State Information Security Officer (SISO)

    The SISO determines general polices for California State agencies on information security. The SISO also provides guidance to Information Security Officers in State government on implementation of information security policies.

  2. California Office of Privacy Protection (COPP)

    The COPP is dedicated to promoting and protecting the privacy rights of consumers. The COPP assists individuals with identity theft and other privacy-related concerns; provides consumer education and information on privacy issues; coordinates with local, state and federal law enforcement on identity theft investigations; and, recommends policies and practices that protect individual privacy rights.

  3. Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (CPHS)

    The CPHS serves as the institutional review board for the California Health and Human Services Agency. The role of the CPHS is to assure that research involving human subjects is conducted ethically and with minimum risk to participants. The guiding principles for the CPHS are respect for persons, beneficence, and justice.

  4. California Office of HIPAA Implementation (CalOHI)

    The California Office of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Implementation (CalOHI) provides leadership and oversight to promote the efficient, effective and standardized implementation of HIPAA across agencies, departments, boards and commissions within California State Government.

  5. California County Information Services Director Association (CCISDA)

    The CCISDA is the official organization of the county information technology directors and Chief Information Officers in the state of California.

  6. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

    NIST is responsible for developing standards and guidelines for providing adequate information security for all the operations and assets of federal agencies, except national security systems.

  7. Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB)

    The ISPAB scope and objectives are to identify emerging managerial, technical, administrative, and physical safeguard issues relative to information security and privacy, to advise the NIST, and to annually report finding to the Secretary of Commerce, Director of the National Security Agency and appropriate Congressional committees.

  8. Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
    www.ftc.gov/bcp/menus/consumer/tech/privacy.shtm (link removed)

    The FTC provides Information for consumers & businesses about computer security & safeguarding personal information. The site, also, introduces kids to Dewey, the E-Turtle.

  9. Social Security On Line

    This site provides information on the Social Security programs history as well as current and future trends.

  10. Cybercrime.gov

    Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) of the U.S. Department of Justice is responsible for implementing the Department's national strategies in combating computer and intellectual property crimes worldwide.