Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
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.
California confirms Vitaliy Panych as statewide CISO
After two years in the acting chief information security officer role, Vitaliy Panych was appointed this week to fill the role on a full-time basis.
Big-city CISOs form cyberdefense group
The Coalition of City CISOs launched this month to help cities cybersecurity chiefs collaborate and get the attention of their political leaders.
The pandemic exposed cybersecurity shortcomings, NASCIO study finds
Statewide CISOs have become more visible during COVID-19, but despite some achievements, many hurdles remain, especially when it comes to funding.
Former county CISO sentenced for selling stolen network switches on eBay
Terry Petrill, the former CISO of Horry County, South Carolina, pleaded guilty to stealing expensive network equipment from his employer and selling it on the internet.
Why North Carolina outsourced election cybersecurity to a 'CISO-as-a-service'
The state board of elections saved money by hiring a team of outside vendors to act as its top cybersecurity adviser and liaison to partner agencies.