State Leadership of the Year
Ryan Murray is the interim CISO for the state of Arizona. In this role, he is responsible for enterprise security, a critical role as the state prepared to host the 2023 Super Bowl. In the last year, he started an ambitious cyber readiness program, which offers free security awareness training and a host of security tools to cities, counties, tribal entities, and K-12 schools – to improve the cyber posture across Arizona and provide improved visibility and better protections for the legions of remote workers. As a result of this program, Ryan and his team were able to address more than 700K vulnerabilities at the local level and save these entities millions of dollars.