Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
Colorado CISO Deborah Blyth to join CrowdStrike as state and local strategist
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
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
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
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'
"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
Andrew Cushman, a former Microsoft cybersecurity director who joined the city government in 2019, plans to step down later this year.
Arizona CISO to lead state's homeland security agency
Tim Roemer will maintain his role as state CISO, making Arizona one of the few states to place cybersecurity under a homeland security agency rather than its IT organization.
Oklahoma CISO says pandemic accelerated zero-trust implementation
Matt Singleton told StateScoop his office, which is still 98% remote, has implemented 38 "significant" cybersecurity initiatives over the past 18 months.
Michigan names new top cybersecurity official
Laura Clark, who became the state's acting chief security officer in June 2020, will continue in the roll full-time, state officials said.