Erik Avakian

CISOs make a case for more state-local cybersecurity collaboration

by • 2 years ago

Collaboration "is the only way that we are doing to be able to move the needle when it comes to cybersecurity,” said North Carolina Chief Risk Officer Maria Thompson.

Washington, Pennsylvania consider blockchain for identity management

by • 3 years ago

At the intersection of cybersecurity and citizen experience, IAM could be improved by blockchain, said two top technology officials.

For state governments, cybersecurity is getting more complex

by • 3 years ago

State chief information security officers and homeland security advisers who spoke at a federal cybersecurity conference said their missions are widening.

Pennsylvania's 'Keystone Login' aims to please, securely

by • 4 years ago

The unique portal is designed to provide users an online shopping-like experience that can also integrate with social media and identity proofing.

CISOs underscore need to organize centrally around cyber

by • 7 years ago

State information security officials need to better organize around their roles, responsibilities and weaknesses when fighting cyber threats, experts said.

What states can learn from the OPM breach

by • 7 years ago

The massive breach in the federal government should be a wake up call for states, IT leaders said.

Pa. CISO shares concerns with free cloud services

by • 9 years ago

The use of free clouds for computing and storage is becoming more popular, but the state of Pennsylvania is one not buying the hype.

Pa. CISO Erik Avakian on cloud security, contracts, vendor selection (VIDEO)

by • 9 years ago

Erik Avakian, chief information security officer, Pennsylvania, discusses issues around cloud computing, including free services, legal hurdles, terms, pilots and vendor partnerships.

Pennsylvania CISO discusses cloud security in new NASCIO brief

by • 9 years ago

Cloud-based file sharing solutions have become very popular and certainly a growing and significant part of day-to-day computing according to “Capitals in the Clouds Part V: Managing the Risk of Free Cloud Services” an issue brief released by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers.