• Governor Brown Appoints a new CISO

    August 11th, 2011 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

    Courtesy of Gov's. Office

    Governor Brown announced today the appointment of a new Chief Information Security Officer, Col. Keith Tresh who replaces Keith Parker who had been Acting CISO since TechLeader.TV friend and guest Mark Weatherford left to become vice president and chief security officer at the North American Electric Reliability Corp just over a year ago. Far too long not to have a permanent replacement in such a critical position; but with former State CIO Teri Takai  heading off to the Pentagon, an an acting State CIO until just a few weeks ago, not to mention an election and transition in between, perhaps not surprising.

    Big job, and a tough job and even when Mark was there it never had the resources it deserves. Keith Parker did a fine job wearing two hats at Office of the CISO and at OTech over the last 13 months; but I am sure he’s probably happy relinquishing one to the new Keith.

    Regardless, it’s nice to see new State CIO Carlos Ramos pulling his team together so quickly. And my sources tell me Keith is a real good guy and has a solid track record in State government….despite being Army! Heh

    TechLeader.TV will look forward to having the Colonel on the show once he settles in. Here’s the announcement from the Governor’s Office courtesy of the California Technology Agency’s Bill Maile.


    Contact: Governor’s Press Office

    Thursday, August 11, 2011

    (916) 445-4571

    Governor Brown Announces Appointments

    SACRAMENTO  Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointment.

    Colonel Keith Tresh, 49, of Sacramento, has been appointed director of the Office of Information Security at the California Technology Agency. Tresh has served as chief information officer at the California National Guard since 2006, after serving in multiple positions from 1993 to 2005. He served in the United States Army in Iraq as a brigade communications officer from 2005 to 2006. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $156,000. Tresh is a Republican.


    Governor Jerry Brown

    State Capitol Building

    Sacramento, CA 95814

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