Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Missouri’s security chief steps down for role at WWT

by • 2 weeks ago

After two decades with the state government, Meyer took a role as a consulting security architect for World Wide Technology's SLED practice.

North Dakota CISO Kevin Ford to take lead cyber role with Esri

by • 1 month ago

North Dakota CIO Shawn Riley credited Ford for his role in a cybersecurity consolidation process that's included nearly every part of the state's public sector.

Iowa hires statewide CISO after 20-month vacancy

by • 1 month ago

Shane Dwyer, an agency CISO in Wisconsin, will be Iowa's first statewide cybersecurity leader since the January 2020 departure of Jeff Franklin.

Colorado CISO Deborah Blyth to join CrowdStrike as state and local strategist

by • 3 months ago

Blyth helped lead the recovery to a 2018 ransomware attack that became a blueprint for how state governments respond to major cyber incidents.

North Carolina cybersecurity chief Maria Thompson resigns

by • 5 months ago

Maria Thompson, who had been North Carolina's chief risk officer since 2015, has taken a role in the private sector, state officials said.

Money's great, but it's not everything, state CISOs say

by • 5 months ago

Federal aid is welcome, but organizations need to be mindful of their maturity levels, the CISOs of Illinois and Washington said during an online event.

South Dakota CISO Jim Edman to leave state government for DHS

by • 5 months ago

Edman, who's been with the state government since 1984, is joining the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency as one of its new state coordinators.

CISA deputy wants cybersecurity collaboration that's 'actually useful'

by • 5 months ago

"I don’t want to be sitting in D.C. just having people send me reports," CISA Deputy Director Nitin Natarajan said during RSA's annual conference.

Seattle CISO announces retirement

by • 7 months ago

Andrew Cushman, a former Microsoft cybersecurity director who joined the city government in 2019, plans to step down later this year.