Michigan CTO Dan Lohrmann will head a new operation to provide state agencies with a single organization charged with the oversight of risk management and security issues associated with state assets, property, systems and networks.
Intelligence expert Terry Roberts says cyber intelligence, a new approach to IT security, could make significant gains in the coming year. "The good thing is, this isn't really rocket science," says the chair of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance's Cyber Council.
Ohio is relatively new to enterprise information security, and according to David Shaw, the state's chief information security officer, there is still much to do to ensure that all the agencies' critical infrastructure is protected.
Oregon state agencies are coming together to develop a centralized plan, ending a previously siloed approach, to simplify compliance with Internal Revenue Service rules to safeguard taxpayer data, says state CISO Theresa Masse.
Oregon Chief Information Security Officer Theresa Masse finds herself at the center of a state initiative to simplify compliance by agencies with Internal Revenue Service rules to safeguard taxpayer data.
Since becoming Vermont's first CISO three years ago, Kris Rowley's been on a quest to create an IT security culture in state government. Rowley's latest initiative, bringing risk assessment in-house, is helping build that culture.
By leveraging infrastructure that exists, a DoD-DHS-private sector cyber pilot suggests the nation can provide substantial additional protections across its critical infrastructure for only a fractional increase in cost.
Hitch encouraged agencies to be proactive in combating virtual threats, and created an IT security operations center that brought together IT assurance and operations experts . "It makes assurance operational," he says.
Kundra joined the Obama administration in March 2009 as administrator for e-government and IT at OMB and given the additional title of chief information officer, the first person to officially hold that post.
"While securing energy, financial, health and other resources remain vital, the future of the innovation and the economy will depend on the success of Internet companies and ensuring that these companies are trusted and secure is essential," Commerce Secretary Gary Locke says.