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For immediate release: October 16, 2013
Contact: Meredith Ward

NASCIO Launches Inaugural CISO Scholarship Program


PHILADELPHIA, Pa. Wednesday, October 16 — The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO), awarded the Thomas M. Jarrett State Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Conference Scholarship to three deserving CISO’s during the 2013 Annual Conference in Philadelphia.

2013 is the year of inception for this program, which was created to pay homage to Thomas M. Jarrett, past president of NASCIO (2004 - 2005), for his passion for cybersecurity. The scholarship grants current CISO's the opportunity to attend the NASCIO Annual Conference.

Due to their dedication and leadership in cybersecurity, the following individuals were selected to receive the scholarship:

John Byers, Chief Information Security Officer, State of Kansas

Brian Engle, Director and Chief Information Security Officer, State of Texas

David Brown, Chief Information Security Officer, State of Ohio