Former N.C. cyber chief Maria Thompson joins AWS
Thompson, who stepped down from state government June 4, is now a lead cybersecurity adviser to Amazon Web Services' state and local clients.
North Carolina cybersecurity chief Maria Thompson resigns
Maria Thompson, who had been North Carolina's chief risk officer since 2015, has taken a role in the private sector, state officials said.
Diversity in cyber is 'knowing we’re going to be better,' state and local officials say
Four Black cybersecurity officials speaking at the RSA Conference discussed the importance of of having diverse workforces in government.
'Somehow, it managed to get worse': Ransomware ticks up in 2020
While cyberattacks against the public sector haven't slowed down at all, some states are putting more resources into how they help local governments recover.
CISOs make a case for more state-local cybersecurity collaboration
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
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
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
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
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.