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Assurance, not Compliance - Using the 20 Critical Security Controls
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Randy Marchany, CISO, Virginia Tech IT Security Office and Lab

One of the challenges of an information security program is how to translate the high level requirements of an Infosec standard such as ISO 27002 into an effective operational implementation plan. For example, how does one translate an ISO 27002...

Effective Cybersecurity for Local Governments in a Time of Increasing Threats
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Aaron Barak, Chief Technology Officer for King County, Washington

We live in interesting times in local government IT. From ransomware that recently shut down a major American city to near-constant attacks from foreign actors determined to sow chaos, an effective cybersecurity program has never been more...

Defining Innovation at a 225-Year-Old Law Firm
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Mike Tyler, Director of IT Client Services, Cadwalader

I was recently speaking with a partner at the storied, 225-year-old law firm—Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft—where I co-lead the Technology Department. We were discussing the messaging app that uses color codes to indicate when...

Public Sector & Cyber Security
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Phil Bertolini, Deputy County Executive/CIO, Oakland County

As CIOs, we have all attended events where we walked away with nothing to take back to our workplace. We have all read articles that left us confused or wanting more. I have been asked to provide some CIO information/advice that can be used by...

IT Governance in a Government Environment
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Jim Smith, CIO, State of Maine

Smart phone access to services, drones, body cameras, sensors, intelligent CRM offerings, cloud solutions, voice response systems–citizen expectations of government services today are high. Citizens, the customers of government, expect a...

Why You Can't Afford to Ignore Security Basics
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Bill Podborny, CISO, Alliant Credit Union

Cyber security incidents have almost become a daily news event. Between the increase in incidents and the pressure from executive management and boards to protect organizations, it’s easy to get caught up in all the hype surrounding the...

Creating in Flight: Bringing Disruptive Support to State Government
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Brandon Williams, Google Service Delivery Manager, State of Colorado

Disruptive support . A buzz phrase and a paradigm shiftborn from disruptive technology and disruptive innovation. It is all about using IT support to give power and responsibility back to the end user. That sounds great to some, but to others it...

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