Texas currently offers a number of services online.
- The Texas Department of Information Resources manages the state’s online portal, Texas.gov.
- Texans already use Texas.gov for a variety of governmental functions, including to renew their driver’s license and to apply for a concealed handgun license.
Texas.gov uses a secure system to confirm a user’s identity.
- In order to confirm that a person is who he or she claims to be, Texas.gov checks multiple pieces of information against a Department of Public Safety database, including the person’s:
- Driver’s license number;
- Last four digits of his or her Social Security Number; and
- Driver’s license audit number.
- This system is so highly regarded that some local and state agencies use it as an alternative to using a notary.
Texas.gov uses multiple strategies to safeguard its system against cyberattacks.
- Texas.gov uses the same standards that major credit card companies like Mastercard, Visa, and American Express use to protect customer information.
- Texas.gov uses multiple defense strategies to safeguard against cyberattacks, such as:
- Testing its own system to identify and resolve potential issues;
- Having third parties evaluate its systems and make recommendations to improve its security; and
- Monitoring for emerging threats and then implementing preventive actions as necessary.
Texas is ready to safely and securely implement Online Voter Registration.
- State officials are confident that they could run a safe and secure Online Voter Registration system.