Luke Mason

Mason is a senior cybersecurity analyst for the city of Columbia, Missouri.

Local IT Leader of the Year

Luke Mason is a senior cybersecurity analyst for the City of Columbia, Missouri. In this role, Mason is tasked with fortifying the city’s cybersecurity posture, which includes protecting residents’ sensitive information and securing the systems that power the city’s critical infrastructure. In 2023, Mason oversaw the implementation of easy-to-use encryption and more stringent access rights policies to better protect resident data, as well as the migration of its DNS systems to the cloud, upgrading/patching of hundreds of servers, and the creation of a central security operations center to ensure constant uptime of the city’s critical infrastructure.

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.

Latest Podcasts