Maria Thompson

Former N.C. cyber chief Maria Thompson joins AWS

by • 11 months ago

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

by • 11 months ago

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

by • 12 months ago

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

by • 1 year ago

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

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.

Five lessons state technology officials took from telework

by • 2 years 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 • 2 years 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 • 3 years 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 • 3 years 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.