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A Current View of the State CISO: A National Survey Assessment

  • September 2006
  • Number of views: 8526
A Current View of the State CISO: A National Survey Assessment
These aggregate survey results reflect a snapshot of the state CISO role as of summer 2006. The survey results indicate that the state CISO position has become highly prevalent and is evolving into a state IT security policy and strategy leader. The survey was conducted during the preparation of NASCIO's July 2006 Research Brief entitled Born of Necessity: The CISO Evolution-Bringing the Technical and the Policy Together.

Born of Necessity: The CISO Evolution--Bringing the Technical and the Policy Together

  • July 2006
  • Number of views: 6482
Born of Necessity: The CISO Evolution--Bringing the Technical and the Policy Together
This brief examines the role of the state Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) as it has evolved in response to the growing complexities of the IT threat environment, homeland security concerns, and the increasing demands for enhanced citizen services. Specific points this brief addresses include critical success factors for state CISOs, the importance of a CISO’s relationship-building across the state and among levels of government, and a few predictions on the future evolution of the state CISO.

The IT Security Business Case: Sustainable Funding to Manage the Risks

  • May 2006
  • Number of views: 7985
The IT Security Business Case: Sustainable Funding to Manage the Risks
This brief takes a holistic approach to constructing the case for enterprise IT security investment by outlining for the state CIOs the following steps: 

  • Understanding state government’s IT environment that drives the need for security 
  • Starting with an enterprise-wide IT risk assessment 
  • Making the case for IT security through demonstrating the risks (bolstered by the IT risk assessment results), the benefits of security, and how security aligns with the state’s business needs.

Findings from NASCIO’s Cybersecurity Survey

  • January 2006
  • Number of views: 20516
Findings from NASCIO’s Cybersecurity Survey
Findings from NASCIO’s Cybersecurity Survey

The Real Phantom Menace: Spyware and its State Implications

  • January 2005
  • Number of views: 6825
The Real Phantom Menace: Spyware and its State Implications
This brief addresses the security, privacy, citizen trust and business process-related implications of spyware and other forms of malware for state government IT systems and suggests some potential technical, legal and awareness-raising solutions for the menace of malware.
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