chief information security officer

Connecticut picks financial sector IT security veteran as CISO

by • 5 months ago

Jeff Brown, who's led IT security divisions at companies like Citigroup and Goldman Sachs, will now lead cybersecurity operations across Connecticut state government.

Iowa CISO Jeff Franklin departs after more than decade

by • 6 months ago

Jeff Franklin, who also served briefly as the state's interim CIO, was hired to lead its cybersecurity efforts in 2009.

North Dakota names new CISO to lead state's broad cyber operations

by • 9 months ago

The state's technology department announced it's hired Kevin Ford, currently the CISO of a risk-management firm, as it implements a "whole-of-state" approach to cybersecurity.

Washington state names second CISO in 10 months

by • 10 months ago

Public-sector veteran Vinod Brahmapuram will take over as the top IT security official in Washington after the hasty departure of Ronald Buchanan last month.

Former Alaska CISO Shannon Lawson takes role with Phoenix

by • 1 year ago

Phoenix CIO Matthew Arvay told StateScoop that Lawson, who left the Alaska government in late December, will start with the city in early April.

How the Utah government got a handle on 60,000 devices

by • 2 years ago

Two years ago, the state didn't know what was on its network. Now, state CISO Phil Bates says it's automating security processes on a well-managed inventory.

Washington, D.C., names Suneel Cherukuri as permanent CISO

by • 2 years ago

Cherukuri succeeds the city's first CISO, John MacMichael, who stepped down in January.

A chip off the Ed Block — Texas confirms Nancy Rainosek as CISO replacement

by • 4 years ago

As the state nears completion on a vast legacy consolidation push, Rainosek replaces Ed Block to lead statewide cybersecurity policy and standards that keep state-owned infrastructure and data safe.