The cloud simplifies, improves automation, says Virginia’s CISO
Adding cloud services to an organization’s technology environment may add complexity, but it also simplifies some tasks, says Virginia CISO Mike Watson.
Advancing multi-vendor IT model tops priorities, Virginia CIO says
The state is moving its data center and hiring new staff, but maturing its new IT sourcing model takes priority, says Virginia CIO Nelson Moe.
Texas and Virginia CISOs embrace 'whole-of-state' cybersecurity
State governments are increasingly roping in more stakeholders when developing their cybersecurity strategies. "Sharing begets sharing," Virginia CISO Michael Watson said.
Virginia builds new model for quantifying cybersecurity risk
Where previously estimations and anecdotes sufficed, a new mathematical model will place precise dollar amounts on the IT security risks the state faces.
Rising cyberthreats prompt new techniques in Virginia, CISO says
Virginia CISO Mike Watson says the state has a dedicated cybersecurity vendor under its new multi-sourcing model, while training remains important as ever.
Virginia boosts funding for internet-connected public safety radio
A radio system that connects first responders across jurisdictions during emergencies has secured $6.5 million in new funding.
Virginia invites tech innovation by keeping its door open
State CIO Nelson Moe said his agency’s created an environment that encourages vendors to share their creative ideas with the commonwealth.
Auditor says Virginia's new multi-vendor model needs extra oversight
State CIO Nelson Moe said he agrees with the criticisms of a recent report, but that there's a bigger picture to be reckoned with.
For state governments, cybersecurity is getting more complex
State chief information security officers and homeland security advisers who spoke at a federal cybersecurity conference said their missions are widening.