Shirley Erp

Erp is the chief information security officer of Austin, Texas.

Cybersecurity Leader of the Year

Shirley Erp has lead information security for the city of Austin since 2020. In her role, Erp has driven forward improvements to several departments cybersecurity posture. Erp previously worked for KPMG as a cybersecurity advisor, and spent previous time in the public sector as the CISO for the state Health and Human Services Commission, and as an assistant CISO for the University of Texas system.

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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