Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Albrecht Wenzel Eusebius von Wallenstein (1583 –1634), also von Waldstein, was a Bohemian military leader and statesman who fought on the Catholic side during the Thirty Years’ War. Vintage engraving circa late 19th century. Digital restoration by Pictore. (Getty Images)

Former North Carolina cyber chief says CISO role has moved ‘front and center’

Rob Main, who retired last year, said that over his 25-year state government career, cyber went from "the end of the table to front and center."
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The Georgia State Capitol dome is illuminated at night in Atlanta, Georgia. (Getty Images)

Georgia announces new statewide CISO

Steve Hodges, an IT security manager at the Georgia Department of Revenue, was named as the state's new chief information security officer.
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From left: National Association of State Chief Information Officers Policy and Research Director Meredith Ward, Michigan CIO Laura Clark, Connecticut CISO Jeff Brown and Deloitte’s Srini Subramanian discuss NASCIO’s biennial cybersecurity survey in Louisville, Kentucky. (Benjamin Freed / Scoop News Group)

Government CISOs making gains, but talent gap persists, survey finds

NASCIO's biennial survey found that more CISOs are becoming business leaders in state government but still face workforce challenges.