Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Big-city CISOs form cyberdefense group

by • 5 days ago

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

by • 2 weeks ago

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

by • 2 months ago

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'

by • 2 months ago

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.

Indiana CISO Bryan Sacks resigned for private-sector job

by • 3 months ago

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

by • 3 months ago

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

by • 4 months ago

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

by • 5 months ago

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

by • 6 months ago

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.