An Inside Look at New York State Government Cybersecurity

As part of a massive IT transformation and consolidation effort, the state of New York government has redesigned the way it protects constituent data over the past several years. These extensive cybersecurity efforts are led by the state’s impressive Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Deborah Snyder.

In her government technology leadership role, Deborah Snyder directs the Chief Information Security Office’s comprehensive governance, risk management and compliance program. She is responsible for providing strategic leadership and vision, and assuring business-aligned, risk-based investments that maximize business opportunity and minimize cybersecurity risk.

Snyder leads her team by example with a long list of degrees and professional certifications including, MBA, GCIS, GSTRT, CISSP, CRISC, PMP.

She serves on the NYS Forum Board of Directors, NY CISO Executive Summit Governing Board, is a State Academy for Public Administration Fellow, and member of the Project Management Institute, InfraGard, Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).

She teaches graduate-level courses, has published numerous articles, and co-authored “SECURE – Insights From The People Who Keep Information Safe,” which offers industry leadership insights and perspective. She is a highly regarded speaker on topics critical to executive-level business and IT professionals.

You can get a sense of Deborah’s speaking style and extensive knowledge by viewing this keynote address at the 2018 DFSO Cybersecurity & Payments Roundtable held at Columbia Business School (shown below.)

I first met Deborah (she often goes by ‘Deb’) about four years ago at a NASCIO Conference, when she was the deputy CISO. I was immediately impressed with her depth of knowledge, passion for security and really clear thinking. As you will see in the interview below, she has built quite an amazing team and plan in New York State during a period of (Read more...)

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