Karen Pratt

Pratt is the cybersecurity officer for Washington County, New York.

Local Cybersecurity Leader of the Year

After 30 years as IT Director, Karen Pratt took on the role of the county’s first Cybersecurity Officer. Pratt has long recognized the importance of taking cybersecurity seriously and has worked tirelessly to educate county executives on the potential issues they may face and the need to shore up computer defenses to protect against current and future threats. Pratt works collaboratively with others in New York State, both at the state and local levels, to foster a whole-of-state approach to cybersecurity.

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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