Brian Gardner

Gardner is the chief information security officer for the city of Dallas, Texas.

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Brian Gardner joined the city of Dallas in December 2017 as its chief information security officer. In that role, Gardner is responsible for the development of an effective strategy to assess and mitigate risk, as well as the testing, deployment and maintenance of security products. In addition to collaborating with 40+ departments in the city government, Gardner also works in tandem with the city CIO on overall IT and security strategy.

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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