Suneel Cherukuri

Cherukuri is the chief information security officer for Washington, D.C.

Local IT Leader of the Year

Under Washington, D.C. CISO Suneel Cherukuri’s leadership, the District of Columbia has been modernizing remote employee access and accelerating cloud adoption to improve both user experience and security. Cherukuri has led the development of a strategy for the city that involves a combination of traditional cybersecurity and automation, as well as focusing on the risk management framework and city employee education. To efficiently scale remote work, Cherukuri is implementing a TIC 3.0-compliant cloud environment to enable secure work from anywhere, leveraging a zero trust architecture.

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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