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October 2021

Lucid Trainings for State Employees

Lucid is hosting some more webinars to help state employees learn the ins and outs of LucidChart and LucidSpark. If you would like to know more about these products, come join us on the following dates using the registration links below.
Topic: Collaboration Tips in Lucid | State of Utah
When: Oct 27, 2021 
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Topic: Intro to Agile Visualization with Lucidspark | State of Utah
When: Nov 10, 2021 
See the recording here
Post Updated: November 17, 2021
Posted On: October 26, 2021

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Governor Cox has declared October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month in Utah to raise cybersecurity awareness. This October, Utah is joining the Department of Homeland Security to raise cybersecurity awareness during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. We are continuing with the same message as last year – Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart. – which focuses on key areas including protecting your part of cyberspace, stressing personal accountability and the importance of taking proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity. Check out more here. Additional information will be coming throughout the month.
If you haven’t taken the Utah Security Awareness Training yet this year, please do so here.

Cyber Secure at Work
Businesses face significant financial loss when a cyber-attack occurs. In 2020, a sharp increase was reported in cyber-attacks that target businesses using stolen logins and passwords. Cybercriminals often rely on human error—employees failing to install software patches or clicking on malicious links—to gain access to systems. From the top leadership to the newest employee, cybersecurity requires the vigilance of everyone to keep data, customers, and capital safe and secure. #BeCyberSmart to connect with confidence and support a culture of cybersecurity at your organization. See more here.Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) 
Have you noticed how often security breaches, stolen data, and identity theft are consistently front-page news these days? Perhaps you, or someone you know, are a victim of cyber criminals who stole personal information, banking credentials, or more. As these incidents become more prevalent, you should consider using multi-factor authentication, also called strong authentication, or two-factor authentication. This technology may already be familiar to you, as many banking and financial institutions require both a password and one of the following to log in: a call, email, or text containing a code. By applying these principles of verification to more of your personal accounts, such as email, social media, and more, you can better secure your information and identity online! See more here.

Post Updated: October 19, 2021
Posted On: October 19, 2021

2021 Accomplishments Report

The 2021 DTS Accomplishments Report has been published. We have completed several great initiatives and projects over the past year. Check it out here. 

Post Updated: October 19, 2021
Posted On: October 19, 2021

Utah Honored Again as National Leader in Digital Government Experience

The state of Utah has once again been recognized as a leader in delivering online government services and information. The Center for Digital Government has recognized Utah in the 2021 State Government Experience Awards. Utah finished second overall among states in the Government Experience awards, which recognize the progress and innovation in the delivery of online services among state and local governments. Utah has placed in the top three of the overall awards in every year it has been eligible since 2006, including first-place finishes in 2007, 2009, 2017 and 2018.

“Utah has long been a leader in digital government and we are honored by this recognition,” said Utah Governor Spencer J. Cox. “I believe we have just scratched the surface of what is possible, and we are committed to making it as simple and straightforward as possible for Utahns to interact with their state government.”

Utah’s official state website, Utah.gov, offers an easy, convenient way for Utahns to access government services. More than 1,500 online services are housed on Utah.gov. These services are designed to work together to simplify citizen interactions with state agencies.

Digital government transactions have continued to grow since Governor Cox took office. Utah has among the highest rates of online vehicle registration renewals in the country and the number of vehicles renewed is expected to exceed the all-time total by the end of 2021. The number of vehicles expected to be renewed online this year is double the number renewed online in 2010. Online transactions represent a significant cost savings for Utah taxpayers when compared to transactions conducted in person at government offices.

“It’s an honor to be acknowledged by the Center for Digital Government,” said Alan Fuller, Utah Chief Information Officer. “We are working hard to continually improve the digital experience for Utahns and support Governor Cox and his drive to make it even easier to conduct state business.”

The Government Experience Awards recognize the achievements and best practices of states, cities and counties that excel at creating useful online government services and applications. The Center for Digital Government is a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and sets the standard for measuring best practices in state and local government.

Post Updated: October 27, 2021
Posted On: September 16, 2021