Governance & Risk Management , Government , Industry Specific

Proof of Concept: Securing Digital Government Services

The Panelists Also Discuss Improving the User Experience and Verifying Identities
Clockwise, from top left: Anna Delaney, Tom Field, Jeff Brown and Lester Godsey

In the latest "Proof of Concept" panel discussion, two CyberEd board members, Connecticut state CISO Jeff Brown and Maricopa County, Arizona CISO Lester Godsey, join Information Security Media Group editors to discuss securing digital government services, improving user experiences and balancing user convenience with robust identity verification.

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Brown and Godsey joined Anna Delaney, director of productions, and Tom Field, senior vice president, editorial, to discuss:

  • Conducting risk assessments to identify potential vulnerabilities and threats in digital government services;
  • The types of cyberthreats or attacks that target digital government services and how to protect against them;
  • How government is approaching cybersecurity challenges posed by emerging technologies such as AI, IoT and cloud computing.

Brown, who leads cybersecurity for the state of Connecticut, previously served as CISO for the life and retirement business at AIG. He also held senior information security leadership roles at BNY Mellon, GE Capital, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch.

Godsey has over 27 years of higher education and local government IT experience. He has spoken at local, state and national conferences on telecommunications, project management, cybersecurity and data and has taught at the collegiate level for over 12 years in the areas of technology, business, project management and cybersecurity.

Don't miss our previous installments of "Proof of Concept," including the March 15 edition on whether the new U.S. cyber strategy is really viable and the Aug. 10 edition on software security supply chain woes.

About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, Productions, ISMG

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.

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