Tina Thorstenson

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The cyber threats facing state governments continue to increase in velocity and sophistication, says Tina Thorstenson, VP of public sector at CrowdStrike. “My role in this is to be an evangelist and make sure everyone understands that there are modern solutions available [to combat these threats].” Thorstenson says there’s an increased need for extended detection and response — and more reliance on tech companies to “get it right.” About two-thirds of all states use CrowdStrike tools, which Thorstenson says gives the company a chance to help agencies “partner more fully.”

Benjamin Freed

Written by Benjamin Freed

Benjamin Freed was the managing editor of StateScoop and EdScoop, covering cybersecurity issues affecting state and local governments across the country. He wrote extensively about ransomware, election security and the federal government’s role in assisting states and cities with information security.

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