Laboratories of Cyber-Innovation: States Leading the Way

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State governments form the nexus of national efforts to develop a more resilient digital society. A flurry of governors’ executive orders, state legislation and modernization drives show how states are driving innovation. The moderator will ask a diverse group of cyber- and technology experts about their successes, failures and creative approaches to protecting citizens, businesses and institutions.

Learning Objectives:
1: Understand why states are important for national cybersecurity efforts.
2: Identify examples of innovative cybersecurity practices in state government.
3: Learn the framework for conducting outreach to state cybersecurity leaders.

Deborah Blyth


CISO, State of Colorado

David Forscey


Managing Director, Aspen Cybersecurity Group

Stephanie Helm


Director, MassCyberCenter, Mass Tech Collaborative

Peter Liebert


State Chief Information Security Officer, California Department of Technology

Shawn Riley


Chief Information Officer, State of North Dakota

Mike Steinmetz


State Cybersecurity Officer & Principal Homeland Security Advisor, State of Rhode Island

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