The State of Iowa’s cybersecurity program focuses on protecting citizen information, networks, and devices from unlawful access or criminal use. Cybersecurity upholds the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information and contributes to the flow of government operations and services.


Every time you connect to the internet - at home, at school, at work, in a public space, on a mobile device - you expose yourself to cyber criminals who are looking to commit identity theft, fraud, and other types of crime. A cybersecurity incident is when information systems, such as a computer, are compromised. This may mean that you are unable to use the computer or device at all or information on the system was taken without your permission. 


If you notice suspicious activity or suspect a cyber incident, there are resources available to assist you. In the event of an emergency where personal safety is concerned, dial ‘911.’


Reporting a Security Incident: Iowans or private businesses can report a security incident by contacting the Consumer Protection Division of the Office of the Attorney General:  

Contact the Office of the Attorney General and submit a AG Security Breach Notification


State government, local government, education entities, and nonprofits in Iowa should seek support or report a security incident by contacting the Office of the Chief Information Officer:

Contact the Office of the Chief Information Officer and submit a Cybersecurity Incident Notification form


Additional Resources:

Start with Security: A Guide for Business

Cybersecurity Awareness - CISA