Wisconsin’s Division of Enterprise Technology has a new senior leader in Troy Stairwalt. He brings more than 25 years of experience in the private sector to the chief information security officer role.
Amid struggles to fill open cybersecurity positions, some states have looked toward volunteer citizen brigades trained to respond when smaller jurisdictions need help. Experts consider whether the benefits outweigh the risks.
The volunteer group can assemble a response team seven minutes after a request for help — usually from a small city, county or school district. The number of participants has grown alongside the number of attacks.
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has announced the appointment of 30 members to serve on the Task Force on Workforce and Artificial Intelligence to guide state policy and investment decisions.
Wisconsin will be getting a new CISO following the departure of Alan Greenberg, who held the position since May 2021. The state has released few details about the reason for the staffing change.
State financial systems that are user-friendly and save money are going to get good reviews from taxpayers. In Idaho, New Hampshire and Wisconsin, revenue agencies have worked to update systems on time and under budget.
With a large amount of funding on the way, the Public Service Commission is urging Wisconsin’s residents and businesses to badger the FCC by verifying the accuracy and submitting challenges.
More states consider rallying volunteer cyber teams that can provide services like incident response and vulnerability assessments throughout the state. These models differ from state to state, however.
Wisconsin utility regulators have approved a suite of electric vehicle charging programs that Madison Gas and Electric says will help it prepare for the emerging technology while lowering costs for consumers.