Debbi Blyth has been named the new chief information security officer for the Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology, the state announced Monday.
Blyth comes to the state from TeleTech, a Colorado-based technology consulting firm, where she led the company’s information security and information technology compliance program for the past five years.
In her role, Blyth will serve as the point of contact for all information security initiatives in the state and be responsible for determining Colorado’s strategic and tactical security direction.
“I look forward to building collaborative working relationships to help the State of Colorado maintain secure data,” Blyth said in a statement. “At the same time, I want to help state leaders gauge information security risks and impacts of policy and management decisions. I have lived here most of my life and I am very excited about this opportunity to serve the State of Colorado.”
Blyth officially started with the state Monday.
“Debbi is a fantastic addition to a very strong leadership team at OIT,” said Suma Nallapati, state chief information officer. “She brings a wealth of information security experience, as well as a passionate desire to keep the information of our residents and our state safe.”