Maria Thompson

CISOs make a case for more state-local cybersecurity collaboration

by • 7 days 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.

Five lessons state technology officials took from telework

by • 4 months ago

In an online event, IT officials said enabling entire state workforces to work from home stirred unexpected lessons about culture, cybersecurity and training.

'Whole-of-state' cybersecurity efforts rely on good communications

by • 6 months ago

Finding trusted local partners is crucial for a statewide cybersecurity strategy, North Carolina Chief Risk Officer Maria Thompson said during a NASCIO webcast.

NASCIO announces new leadership, cybersecurity awards

by • 1 year ago

North Carolina CIO Eric Boyette will serve as the organization's president, succeeding Delaware CIO James Collins.

Why state governments struggle to hire women in cybersecurity roles

by • 1 year ago

Speakers at NASCIO's midyear conference said more women will be attracted to the cybersecurity field if they see more people who look like them in leadership roles.

Non-technology solutions to achieving 20/20 cybersecurity vision

by • 3 years ago

On the latest edition of StateScoop’s Priorities podcast, three state government tech experts note how new technology is not the only answer to improved visibility over the organization.

North Carolina, Minneapolis IT leaders wrestle with BYOD

by • 5 years ago

The city and the state are trying to balance security and convenience, but IT leaders are taking very different approaches.