Mounting Cybersecurity Challenges Mean New Role for Cities, Regional Partners

The increasing connectedness of things to the Internet certainly poses a risk for government networks, but San Jose, Calif.’s CIO sees it as a call to evolve.

Rob Lloyd
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The exponential proliferation of connected devices means government will need to think more carefully about its data and networks.

As San Jose, Calif., CIO Rob Lloyd sees it, regional and local governments will need to be more adaptable and creative without offering the highest salaries around.

“Cybersecurity is not just network perimeter, user name, IP anymore. It’s also the patterns of behaviors and locking down an effective but engaging way so that you can take advantage of all of those technologies,” he said.

The new reality will mean more alliances, information sharing and new ways of thinking.

Eyragon Eidam is the Web editor for Government Technology magazine, after previously serving as assistant news editor and covering such topics as legislation, social media and public safety. He can be reached at