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Shane Dwyer to Serve as Iowa Chief Information Security Officer

Former Wisconsin Department of Health Services CISO Shane Dwyer brings considerable public-sector experience to his new role as Iowa’s state CISO. He replaces Jeff Franklin, who left the position in January 2020.

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Des Moines, Iowa
Shane Dwyer will take the position of chief information security officer within Iowa’s Office of the Chief Information Officer Sept. 13, according to a state announcement.

Dwyer replaces Jeff Franklin, who left the office in January 2020.

He brings an array of expertise with over a decade of public-sector experience in the information security space, most recently serving as the first CISO of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

During his more than six years with the Department of Health Services, he created an information security program that centered governance, risk and compliance services across four executive branch agencies, 72 counties and 11 tribal nations.

Dwyer earned a bachelor’s degree in information systems security from the American Military University, worked as operations manager for the U.S. Air Force and served as the senior director for information security and privacy officer at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

He will report directly to state CIO Annette Dunn.
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