Georgia CIO Calvin Rhodes and Washington state CISO Agnes Kirk weigh in on how to garner support for a cybersecurity strategy that protects against today's threats.
The potential for a cyberattack targeting government data is on the radar of most decision-makers, but that doesn't always translate to funding for a comprehensive cyberstrategy. At the NASCIO Mid-Year Conference last month, state IT leaders talked to Government Technology about the importance of executive support and the need to involve the proper stakeholders in the discussion.
In Washington, Chief Information Security Officer Agnes Kirk talks about what's working in her state, and the continuing challenge to compete for limited government resources.
In Georgia, CIO Calvin Rhodes sits on a cybersecurity board alongside a diverse set of stakeholders, including the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, Homeland Security, the National Guard and risk management staff.