State CIOs Talk Emerging Tech

We asked state CIOs about what they consider to be the next big thing in government IT.

by / July/August 2018
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Ed+Toner

Ed Toner, CIO, Nebraska

“There are some technologies out there in the security areas that are really maturing. Of course, everyone’s got multifactor authentication and things like that, but I am really looking at smart multifactor authentication. In other words, if I have admin rights, we have tools that actually watch those folks and look at their patterns, and if they log in at an unusual IP address or at an unusual time, we identify that and it gets flagged. I want the same type of thing where it doesn’t stop them from logging in, but it challenges them if anything is unusual in their behavior, and that’s for anyone. So I think the next technology is tools that protect your environment but don’t get in the way of you doing your job.”

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Noelle Knell Editor

Government Technology editor Noelle Knell has more than 15 years of writing and editing experience, covering public projects, transportation, business and technology. A California native, she has worked in both state and local government, and is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, with majors in political science and American history. She can be reached via email and on Twitter.