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Governor McAuliffe Wins StateScoop State Executive of the Year Award

Governor Terry McAuliffe last night accepted the 2017 StateScoop GoldenGov: State Executive of the Year Award for his outstanding leadership in growing Virginia’s IT sector. "I want to thank StateScoop for recognizing the success we have achieved in making Virginia a national leader in cybersecurity and information technology,” said Governor McAuliffe. “This sector is essential in the 21st century economy. With 36,000 tech jobs open right now in the Commonwealth, we have a tremendous opportunity to expand our footprint in this industry and further develop our top-notch workforce. We’re well on our way to making Virginia the undisputed national leader in cybersecurity.”

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Looking to the Feds for Help in Fighting Cybercriminals

Chief Information Security Officer of the Commonwealth Mike Watson is quoted in Stateline, an e-newsletter of The Pew Charitable Trust, about cybersecurity. He discusses the proposed State Cyber Resiliency Act, which would create a federal grant program to distribute money to states so they could set up and implement a plan for how to protect against cybersecurity threats and better identify, detect, respond to and recover from attacks.

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Learn more about the State Cyber Resiliency Act

Digital Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning is almost a rite of passage. With it we celebrate the renewal of life that occurs in nature each spring and eagerly await the exciting fun of summer. Traditionally, spring cleaning means cracking our windows and dusting, mopping and vacuuming, but this year consider taking a few minutes to spring clean your digital life. The April edition of the Information Security Tips offers home users ideas for refreshing, renewing and reinvigorating your cyber life.

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125 participate in April ISOAG

125 people participated in the Commonwealth's Information Security Officers Advisory Group (ISOAG) meeting April 5. Reggie McKinney, DHS and CS&C, presented on managing cyber risk and improving cyber resiliency. Donna Pletch, VDEM, presented on continuity of operations planning. This session was hosted by Commonwealth Chief Information Security Officer Michael Watson and VITA.

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