• California Office of Information Security has reported a startling improvement in departments’ Security compliance

    August 15th, 2017 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , ,
    California Office of Information Security has reported a startling improvement in departments’ Security compliance

    California Department of Technology (CDT) Office of Information Security has reported a startling improvement in departments’ compliance with its Required Security Reporting Activities. Out of 101 departments required to file, a whopping 97 had submitted all required filings. Only a single department was determined to […]

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    State CIO Carlos Ramos Leaving Post; Amy Tong Named Acting State CIO

    March 16th, 2016 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , ,
    State CIO Carlos Ramos Leaving Post; Amy Tong Named Acting State CIO

    Apparently the fallout from State Chief Security Officer Michele Robinson’s disastrous appearance before the Assembly Select Committee on Cybersecurity on February 24th continues. This morning State CIO Ramos informed his staff at the Department of Technology that he was stepping down. This occurs just one […]

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    SacBee Joins the CyberSecurity Pile-On at the State of California

    August 25th, 2015 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , ,
    SacBee Joins the CyberSecurity Pile-On at the State of California

    In harsh terms, Sacbee provides details: Social Security numbers, medical information, more data at risk Cites inadequate oversight by technology department More than a third of IT officials did not understand all requirements in security standards The audit also recommends the Legislature require the technology […]

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    State Auditor Report Blasts State of California CyberSecurity Performance

    August 25th, 2015 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , ,
    State Auditor Report Blasts State of California CyberSecurity Performance

    State of California data and other information assets are potentially vulnerable to attack or disruption according to a new State Auditor report released today. Almost 95% of departments which underwent the Auditor’s scrutiny were not in full compliance with State’s information security standards, and dozens would […]

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    Fed’s Digital Pearl Harbor Demands Appropriate State of California Action

    June 17th, 2015 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , ,
    Fed’s Digital Pearl Harbor Demands Appropriate State of California Action

    Back in the late 1990’s when I was State CIO, our team at Department of Information Technology (DOIT) was responsible for addressing the “dreaded” Year 2000 issue affecting state computers systems. Led by longtime state employee Claudina Nevis DOIT oversaw the identification of, and mitigation […]

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