Cybersecurity: It's About Maximizing Trusted Routines, Resources

Kevin Burns, chief information security officer for the Massachusetts Office of Information Technology talks about his state's approach to cybersecurity.

by / November 6, 2015

In Massachusetts, cybersecurity is all about leveraging trusted routines and resources, such as the Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center. 

That’s the message Kevin Burns, chief information security officer for Massachusetts Office of Information Technology, spotlights in his interview at Government Technology’s Massachusetts Digital Government Summit.

Burns also noted a best practice: Before standing up new a application that's going to host confidential information, he says it's best to use a third-party entity to conduct a penetration test against that code, and make sure that both code and the environment in which it is housed are secure.

Jason Shueh former staff writer

Jason Shueh is a former staff writer for Government Technology magazine.