Derek Larson

Larson is the acting deputy chief security officer for the state of Michigan.

State Up & Comer of the Year

As Acting Deputy Chief Security Officer, Derek Larson has stepped up and shined. He was instrumental in seeing the importance of, and getting support for the Michigan Secure app which citizens peace of mind by giving them free access to privacy-protecting, on-device protection for their mobile devices. In large part, because of Larson’s efforts, Michigan citizens will be using the same solution used by top Fortune 100 companies and government agencies around the world.

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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