Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
Indiana CISO Bryan Sacks resigned for private-sector job
Sacks departed the state government in March after a bit more than two years as Indiana's top cybersecurity official.
Kansas CISO moves to El Paso County, Texas
Rod Blunt served as Kansas' top cybersecurity official for nearly 16 years, and developed the state's information security office and cybersecurity strategy.
Arkansas makes longtime interim CISO permanent
Nolan Leatherwood, who's served as the state's chief information security officer on an interim basis since 2018, will take the role on permanently.
The telework rush tested states' cybersecurity, IT maturity
States that had already adopted virtualization and cloud tech are faring best, and those that hadn't are rapidly catching up.
State and local governments grasp for IT aid, announce key personnel moves
This week elevated discussions on the support state and local government IT offices will need to serve constituents throughout the pandemic and beyond. California, Idaho and the CIty of Los Angeles, meanwhile, announced new hires in key IT roles.
Austin, Texas, names new cybersecurity chief
Erp, a cybersecurity consultant and former Texas Health and Human Services Commission CISO, will join the city as its top IT security official on June 1.
Former California IT security chief Keith Tresh takes Idaho CISO role
Tresh, who retired from the California state government in 2018, said he wants to help Idaho's agencies improve their cybersecurity postures and attract new talent.
Vermont appoints new permanent CISO
Scott Carbee, who's been the state's top cybersecurity official on an interim basis since last August, will take over the role permanently, CIO John Quinn said.
New York CISO Deb Snyder retires from state government
Snyder stepped down in November after two-and-a-half years as New York's top cybersecurity official and 35 years total in state government.