Adam Ford

Ford is currently the chief information security officer for the state of Illinois.
Adam Ford (State of Illinois)

State Cybersecurity Leader of the Year

Illinois Chief Information Security Officer Adam Ford leads a multitude of statewide information security projects, all with the common goal of protecting his home state. Adam is a catalyst for establishing election security in Illinois and leads the Cyber Navigator program to support local governments. Co-chair of the Illinois Terrorism Taskforce (ITTF), Adam also occupies a seat on the Executive Cyber Security Oversight Committee with several other agencies focused on delivering security and protection to the data and citizens of Illinois. Adam’s latest project, Identity Management, will deliver employees a single identity and log-on, another big step in securing information.

Jake Williams

Written by Jake Williams

Jake Williams is the vice president of content and community for StateScoop and EdScoop. He's spent nearly a decade in the government IT market, covering the ins and outs of state and local government, as well as higher education. He started his journalism career in his native Pennsylvania and has also worked as a reporter for Campaigns & Elections magazine.

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