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From left: Alex Whitaker, NASCIO’s director of government affairs; Torry Crass, North Carolina’s chief risk officer; Ryan Murray, Arizona’s chief information security officer; and Jennifer Pittman-Leeper, a former security program manager in Arizona now working in the private sector. (Colin Wood / Scoop News Group)

Sustainable funding, workforce challenge whole-of-state cybersecurity transition

State officials said at NASCIO's annual conference that some smaller governments are living "below the cyber poverty line."
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AWS Executive Government Adviser Maria Thompson, left, speaks with Arizona Interim CISO Ryan Murray, NASCIO Deputy Executive Director Meredith Ward and CrowdStrike Executive Strategist Matt Singleton at the AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington on June 8. (Scoop News Group)

States and locals will ‘collaborate or perish’ on cyber

It's only become more urgent for state and local governments to mount a collective defense, current and former state cyber leaders said.
The Arizona state flag flies between the United States flag and the Navajo Nation flag at the Visitor Center at Canyon de Chelly National Monument near Chinle, Arizona. (Robert Alexander / Getty Images)

Arizona selects Tanium for ‘whole-of-state’ cyber program

Arizona Chief Information Security Officer Tim Roemer said the new software will give him a better view of the threat landscape.