Kentucky CIO Charles Grindle weighs in at the NASCIO Midyear conference on what he’d tell an agency confronting ransomware.
BALTIMORE — Kentucky Chief Information Officer Charles Grindle came to the commonwealth after a nearly three-decade career with the U.S. Army. At the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) Midyear conference in Baltimore this week, Grindle talked about his recent career shift to state government, where he can draw on his experience to confront new challenges.
"I think the two hardest things for me have nothing to do with technology, and that is leadership and culture change," he said.
One area where his experience can serve him well is in helping to ensure Kentucky's technology infrastructure is secure. In this video, Grindle shares his perspective on the onslaught of ransomware recently aimed at the public sector, and what advice he might give to a Kentucky agency faced with such an attack.
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