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For immediate release: October 22, 2018
Contact: Kayla Leslie

NASCIO Recognizes State Chief Information Security Officers with Jarrett Scholarship

 

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Monday, October 22 — The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) has awarded the Thomas M. Jarrett Cybersecurity Scholarship to three exceptional state Chief Information Security Officers (CISO), for the 2018 Annual Conference in San Diego. This is the sixth year for the scholarship 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 CISOs the opportunity to attend the NASCIO Annual Conference and contribute to the national dialogue on cybersecurity and related issues.

The 2018 Thomas M. Jarrett Cybersecurity Scholarship recipients are Aaron Call, Chief Information Security Officer, State of Minnesota (nominated by Johanna Clyborne, Commissioner and Chief Information Officer, State of Minnesota); Mark Gower, Chief Information Security Officer, State of Oklahoma (nominated by Bo Reese, Chief Information Officer, State of Oklahoma); and Shannon Lawson, Chief Information Security Officer, State of Alaska (nominated by Bill Vajda, former Chief Information Officer, State of Alaska).

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