Indiana CIO Dewand Neely discussed working with constitutional officers, his security maturity/assessment model and proudest accomplishments.
Cybersecurity awareness programs are not a one and done event, but an area of continuous and universal reinforcement. Laws may be needed to require ransomware incident reporting and perhaps prohibit ransom payment.
Local officials examined the challenge of educating executive leadership on cybersecurity importance.
State CIOs complain about departmental roadblocks to reform, while the lower officers worry that state officers don’t understand their business challenges. Washington state CIO Jim Weaver embeded his senior staff in the departments to confront these challenges head-on.
New Jersey CTO Chris Rein’s security background highlights his priorities and helps him facilitate the state’s two-agency security posture. Next year will see multiple new efforts surface in his office.
Maryland is one of the seven states or territories selected for National Governors Association’s program to enhance cybersecurity strategies and foster improved collaboration at federal, state and local levels.
InnovateOhio calls for more effective data sharing among agencies, an easy-to-use website, a sophisticated identity and access management system and completion of data center consolidation initiative by early next year.
Arizona CIO Morgan Reed is transforming the state’s IT with cloud computing, after a devastating sand storm-generated computer outage.
Michigan’s state CSO explained why new federal legislation to improve cyber information sharing between D.C. and local government is a positive step.
New Senate legislation would promote stronger cybersecurity coordination between the Department of Homeland Security and state and local governments. The State and Local Government Cybersecurity Act would encourage national cybersecurity watchdogs to share information regarding cybersecurity threats.
Public servants and the first lady of North Dakota say cloud computing across levels of government can help combat the national opioid crisis.
San Jose, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley, has made no small plans when it comes to the deployment of 5G mobility technology.
The state CIO association has experienced profound changes as it celebrates its 50th anniversary. John Thomas Flynn interviewed NASCIO’s president and the former Kentucky state CIO at the midyear conference this month.
Nebraska and Connecticut state CIOs Ed Toner and Mark Raymond offered their personal stories at NASCIO’s spring conference outside Washington, D.C.
Host John Thomas Flynn is former California and Massachusetts chief information officer and former president of the National Association of State CIOs. The show features conversations with state and local CIOs, CISOs, program leadership and elected officials, and the IT vendor community. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Podcast One.