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DHagar
DHagar
11/22/2016 9:06:16 PM
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Re: Be afraid!
@faryl, excellent assessment of the security issues with government.  It appears that several agencies have only considered "automating" and "digitizing" data - with no further thought about the security risks and vulnerabilities.  Just look at the data breaches this year with PIN's with the IRS?

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faryl
faryl
11/22/2016 5:20:13 PM
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Re: Be afraid!
It's really disconcerting how behind-the-ball our government is with respect to security. I don't see how the US will ever get itself ahead - instead it's constantly trying to play catch up.

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faryl
faryl
11/22/2016 5:16:55 PM
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Re: I'll admit I didn't know all states had CIOs
I didn't realize states had CIOs either. I initially thought a "state CIO" was maybe some new project management lingo. :)

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srufolo1
srufolo1
11/22/2016 2:01:09 PM
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State CIOs
@JohnBarnes  I had sent an earlier blog from my iPhone but it didn't go through. You are correct. Information about state CIOs and their priorities would yield dozens and dozens of fascinating articles -- of relevance and of importance. When I created the State of the State listing of the CIOs and their priorities, I used the NASCIO Compendium, then either called or texted the CIOs for their comments. As I recall, someone had to jump through hoops to obtain that document, which weighed a ton. (I think I still have it somewhere in my garage.) It would be interesting to explore what the state priorities are now with the new Administration, and if they have changed at all.

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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
11/21/2016 11:00:14 PM
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I'll admit I didn't know all states had CIOs
Anyone know of a good survey of who the state CIOs are, where they come from, what their qualifications and background tend to be? Seems like material for a dozen good articles there!

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srufolo1
srufolo1
11/21/2016 1:43:40 PM
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Security High Priority for State CIOs
It's interesting to see how far states have come regarding security. Looking back on a State of the States listing in 2004 I compiled for a technology publication, research from NASCIO findings showed it was rare to see security as a priority. While some state CIOs mentioned cybersecurity, most were concerned with moving toward a more centralized government approach. Even Arnold Schwarzenegger in California was concerned with that. While many states said they wanted to work on a state website/portal, no mention was made of security. Other concerns that year were for server consolidation, enterprise converged networking, and affordable broadband services to rural areas (probably still a concern). 

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Adi
Adi
11/21/2016 10:11:14 AM
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Be afraid!
According to Jeff Dow, Global CISO at 21st Century Fox, they catch 50 million phishing emails with ransomware attached across the company. he also said that hackers are no longer some kid sitting in his parents basement -- it's now sophisticated crime syndicates: Ransomware companies have help desks, and can help you get bitcoin accounts for payment!


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freehe
freehe
11/19/2016 8:01:48 PM
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Security BIg Concern for CIOs
I am not surprised that security is a big concern for state CIOs. Many companies experience security risks and either voluntarily or involuntarily implement security measures and industry best practices.

Addressing security issues can be costly but some companies don't even install the latest security patches.

Companies only become concerned with security measures when a hack, attack or data breach occurs.

Until companies view security as a high priority and am committed to setting aside adequate funding to protect their systems, security will still remain a concern.

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clrmoney
clrmoney
11/18/2016 9:46:12 PM
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Security CIO
Chief information officer needs more security so they need to come up with a way to make it secure and stable so that it will be better off in the long run.

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