North Dakota takes another look at IT consolidation, cloud migration
March 23, 2018
State Chief Information Officer Shawn Riley is trying to convince lawmakers that modernization is the right move.
Four nongovernment members have been appointed to a team charged with advising the governor's office on how to keep the state's networks secure.
Colin Wood is the managing editor of StateScoop. Before that, he was a staff writer for Government Technology magazine. Before that, he taught Engl...
Vermont Gov. Phil Scott has announced the remaining appointments to a 10-person cybersecurity advisory team that was created by executive order in October.
The order calls for the team to meet once a quarter to develop a strategic plan for protecting the state's information and systems, evaluate statewide readiness, build relationships and partnerships, and make recommendations on workforce, public education, training, and legislative changes. The team originally named six government officials to be included in the team, but did not name the nongovernment members. The new members announced Monday are:
Vermont officials previously designated to the team by the executive order include:
Between January and October, the governor reported that there had been more than 3.3 million unsuccessful attacks on the state's networks.
“Addressing cybersecurity is a critical mission for government, one that needs engagement, involvement and expertise from across public and private sectors,” Scott said in a statement. “That’s why I formed this advisory team, which will carry out important work to improve our readiness and response to cyberthreats."